Kao Sues Eastman Kodak Unit Over Toner Patent

Law360, New York (May 12, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Japanese conglomerate Kao Corp. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against NexPress Solutions Inc., a unit of Eastman Kodak Co., over its technology for printer toners.

The lawsuit, filed with the U.S. District Court in Delaware on May 6, alleges that NexPress Solutions has been infringing on Kao’s patented technologies for xerography toners, which provide clean and high-quality images, especially for use in high-speed printers.

In the suit, filed jointly with Kao Specialties Americas, a unit based in North Point, North Carolina, Kao asked the court...
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