Epson, Kodak, HP, Others Hit With Printer Patent Suit

Law360, New York (August 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Whetstone Electronics LLC has sued a slew of computer printer makers including Epson America Inc., Eastman Kodak Co. and Hewlett-Packard Co. over two patents related to an interface card that allows computers to transmit information about digital images to printers.

Thirty defendants in total were named in the suit, filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern Division of Texas.

The defendants all make and sell products or methods for printing graphic images on substrates that infringe on two of Whetstone's registered patents for...
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