Ninestar Wins Patent-Infringement Dispute in China
Ninestar Corporation of Zhuhai, China, announced that on December 14th, the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court issued a final determination in favor of Ninestar concerning a patent-infringement dispute.
On October 7, 2020, Ninestar had filed a lawsuit in the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court, alleging that MC-CC388A, MC-Q2612A and MC-CRG303/MC-Q2612X high-yield refillable printer cartridges sold by Fuzhou Sixi Digital Technology Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Luochen Digital Technology Co., Ltd .infringed on its patent (Patent No. ZL200810218032.3).
In its recent ruling, the court ruled that the two defendants should cease to produce and sell the accused products, and destroy any stock. In addition, Fuzhou Sixi Digital Technology shall compensate Ninestar a total of RMB 400,000 (U.S. $61,263) for economic losses and reasonable expenses incurred to stop the infringement.
Previously, Ninestar successfully defended its inkjet-cartridge patent rights in a patent dispute with Zhongshan Yuzhe Company.
As a result, Zhongshan Yuzhe has fully acknowledged the validity of Ninestar’s related patents and admitted that a series of its products infringed on several of Ninestar’s patents in China and Japan. The company also agreed to pay Ninestar an undisclosed amount of damages.
In recent years, Ninestar stated it “has spared no effort to defend its patent rights.”