HP files patent infringement suit against four Hong Kong and Taiwan companies( 2010-03-24 )
According to numerous reports, including The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News, Hewlett Packard has filed a lawsuit in a U.S. federal court in San Francisco alleging that four Chinese companies, based in Hong Kong and Taiwan, infringed on its patents in ink cartridges and converted more than 300,000 original HP printheads and sold them worldwide as produced by Hong Kong-based Mipo. In addition to Mipo,other defendants include MicroJet Technology, PTC Holdings and SinoTime Technologies. MicroJet Technology is a Taiwanese printer cartridge maker, PTC Holdings is headquartered in Hong Kong, and SinoTime Technologies is a U.S. affiliate of Mipo.
Speaking on behalf of MicroJet, a company representative said that their lawyers are researching the situation but that Hewlet Packard never contacted them prior to the suit. While the representative confirmed that Mipo is a customer of MicroJet, he added that MicroJet has no ties to either SinoTime or PTC.
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