Fed. Circ. OKs Import Ban Over HP Printer Cartridge Patents

Law360, New York (March 6, 2013, 4:43 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday kept in place an import ban on certain ink-jet printer cartridges, shooting down a Taiwan-based manufacturer's challenge to a U.S. International Trade Commission ruling that found the imported cartridges infringed several Hewlett-Packard Co. patents.

A three-judge panel affirmed the ITC's decision to issue a general exclusion order barring imports of printer cartridges that infringed five patents held by HP, which intervened in the appeal. The case was brought to the Federal Circuit by Taiwan's Asia Pacific Microsystems Inc., one of the...
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