General Exclusion Order Awarded to HP
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has granted HP a general exclusion order against multiple aftermarket companies after they failed to answer the Complaint and Notice of Investigation.
HP originally filed the complaint on August 3, 2010 and named Mipo International, Ltd.; Mextec Group Inc.; Shanghai Angel Printer Supplies Co., Ltd.; Shenzhen Print Media Co., Ltd.; Zhuhai National Resources & Jingjie Imaging Products Co., Ltd.; Tatrix International; and Ourway Image Co. Ltd as the infringing companies. HP alleged that these companies violated section 337 in the importation, sale for importation and sale within the United State after importation of certain inkjet ink supplies and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,959,985 and 7,104,630.
“Mipo, Mextec and Shenzhen were terminated from the investigation based on either a settlement agreement with HP or because HP withdrew its allegations against them,” the Federal Register reported.
The remaining companies, Shanghai Angel Printer Supplies Co., Ltd.; Zhuhai National Resources & Jingjie Imaging Products Co., Ltd.; Tatrix International; and Ourway Image Co. Ltd failed to answer the Complaint and Notice of Investigation.
“The Commission has determined that the appropriate form of relief is a GEO under 19 U.S.C. 1337(d)(2), prohibiting the unlicensed entry of inkjet cartridges and components.”