Epson Files Complaint with U.S. ITC for Alleged Ink-Cartridge Patent Infringement by 19 Companies

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January 5, 2015 – On December 23rd, Epson Portland and Epson America, both in the United States, and Seiko Epson of Japan filed a complaint requesting that the U.S. International Trade Commission investigate various companies for allegedly infringing upon Epson ink-cartridge patents.

In its complaint, Epson argues that the  19 companies unlawfully import into the United States, and sell within the United States, various ink cartridges that infringe upon one or more of its U.S. Patent Nos. 8,366,233 (the ‘233 patent), 8,454,116 (the ‘116 patent), 8,794,749 (the ‘749 patent), 8,801,163 (the ‘163 patent), and 8,882,513 (the ‘513 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”). The 19 companies consist of:

  • Zhuhai Nano Digital Technology Co., Ltd. of China
  • Nano Business & Technology, Inc. of Lake Oswego, Oregon
  • Zhuhai National Resources & Jingjie Imaging Products Co., Ltd. of China
  • Huebon Co., Ltd. of Hong Kong
  • Chancen Co., Ltd. of Hong Kong
  • Zhuhai Rich Imaging Technology Co., Ltd. of China
  • Shanghai Orink Infotech International Co., Ltd. of China
  • Orink Infotech International Co., Ltd. of Hong Kong
  • Zinyaw LLC of Houston, Texas
  • Yotat Group Co., Ltd. of Hong Kong
  • Yotat (Zhuhai) Technology Co., Ltd. of China
  • Ourway Image Co., Ltd. of China
  • Kingway Image Co., Ltd. of China
  • Zhuhai Chinamate Technology Co., Ltd. of China
  • InkPro2day, LLC of Los Angeles, California
  • Dongguan OcBestjet Printer Consumables Co., Ltd. of China
  • OcBestjet Printer Consumables (HK) Co., Ltd. of Hong Kong
  • Aomya Printer Consumables (Zhuhai) Co., Ltd. of China
  • Zhuhai Richeng Development Co., Ltd. d/b/a Richeng Technology of China

Epson is requesting that the ITC issue a permanent general exclusion order, a limited exclusion order, and permanent cease-and-desist orders preventing the 19 company companies from selling the ink cartridges in the United States.

More Resources:

Epson Complaint Filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission

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