Commercial Copy Adds Brother to Growing Number of Companies it’s Suing for Patent Infringement
The Northern California Record reports that Commercial Copy Innovations (CCI) is adding Brother International to a growing number of printer/copier companies that it’s suing for alleged infringement of patents that it obtained from Eastman Kodak. In April 2017, CGI filed similar lawsuits against Ricoh Electronics, Ricoh USA, Mimaki USA, and Lanier Worldwide, and then added Xerox in July 2017, and Lexmark International in August 2017.
CCI filed a complaint on July 5th in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Southern Division against Brother International Corporation and Brother Industries (USA) Inc., alleging that the defendants directly and/or through their distribution network, “placed infringing products or systems within the stream of commerce without the plaintiff’s consent.”
CCI states that it’s acquired all rights to U.S. patent for certain products developed by Eastman Kodak Company, and that these patents have been copied, manufactured, and sold by Brother International without CCI’s consent.
As with its other patent-infringement lawsuits, CCI is seeking a jury trial and damages.
The case is the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Southern Division case number 8:17-cv-01145-JVS-JDE.
- August 2017: CCI Adds Lexmark to List of Printer/MFP Companies it’s Suing for Patent Infringement
- July 2017: Commercial Copy Adds Xerox to List of Companies it’s Suing for Patent Infringement
- April 2017: CCI Suing Ricoh, Mimaki, Lanier for Patent Infringement