Commercial Copy Inks Patent-Licensing Agreement with Lexmark

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On December 20th, WiLAN Inc. reported that its subsidiary, Commercial Copy Innovations Inc.,  entered into a patent-licensing agreement with Lexmark International, Inc. The license covers inkjet-printing technology, and Lexmark purchased the license for an undisclosed sum.

Back in July 2017, Commercial Copy Innovations (CCI) had added Lexmark International to the list of printer/MFP companies that it’s suing for patent infringement, with CCI also suing Xerox, Ricoh, Mimaki, and Lanier for patents it obtained from Eastman Kodak.

CCI of Costa Mesa, California, filed a complaint against Lexmark in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Southern Division on July 6, 2017, alleging that Lexmark sold CCI’s patented products without its consent.

According to the complaint, CCI acquired all rights to a U.S. patent for various products developed by Eastman Kodak, and these products have been copied, manufactured, and sold by Lexmark without CCI’s consent.

CCI alleged that Lexmark markets and sells systems or products that incorporate the CGI patent technology, and sought  a jury trial and damages.

WiLAN, a Quarterhill company, says it’s “one of the most successful patent-licensing companies in the world.” It operates in a variety of markets, including automotive, digital television, Internet, medical, semiconductor, and wireless-communication technologies.  For more information: www.wilan.com.

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