HP Blasts Asian Rivals Over Ink Cartridge Thefts

Law360, New York (March 8, 2010, 7:17 PM EST) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. has accused Taiwan’s MicroJet Technology Co. and related manufacturers of infringing several ink-jet patents, and asked U.S. trade regulators to bar imports of the allegedly infringing products, which have been traced to hijacked shipments of HP components.

HP lodged a complaint Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, claiming MicroJet manufactures ink cartridges that incorporate HP’s patented technology and makes similarly infringing cartridges for other companies, including Mipo Technology Ltd. and PTC Holdings Ltd.

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