On June 27, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Inkjet Printers, Printheads, And Ink Cartridges, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1011).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 27, 2016 complaint filed by HP Inc. of Palo Alto, California alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain inkjet printers, printheads, ink cartridges, components thereof, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,270,201; 6,491,377; 6,260,952; 7,004,564; 7,090,343; and 7,744,202. See our June 3, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified the following as the respondents:

  • Memjet, Ltd. of Ireland
  • Memjet US Services, Inc. of San Diego, California
  • Memjet Home and Office, Inc. of Eagle, Idaho
  • Memjet North Ryde Pty Ltd. of Australia
  • Memjet Technology Ltd. of Ireland
  • Memjet Holdings Ltd. of Ireland
  • Afinia LLC of Chanhassen, Minnesota
  • Astro Machine Corp. of Elk Grove Village, Illinois
  • Colordyne Technologies, LLC of Brookfield, Wisconsin
  • Formax Technologies, Inc. of Dover, New Hampshire
  • Neopost USA, Inc. of Milford, Connecticut
  • Printware LLC of Eagan, Minnesota
  • VIPColor Technologies USA, Inc. of Newark, California
  • ABC Office of Kaysville, Utah
  • All for Mailers, Inc. of Feasterville, Pennsylvania
  • Fernqvist Labeling Solutions, Inc. of Mountain View, California
  • Information Management Services LLC of Hillsboro, Oregon
  • JMP Business Systems, Inc. of Clovis, California
  • Mono Machines LLC of New York, New York
  • Ordway Corp. of Placentia, California
  • Pacific Barcode Inc. of Temecula, California
  • Pacific Code & Label, Inc. of Portland, Oregon
  • Parts Now! LLC of Madison, Wisconsin
  • Trademark Copysystems Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio
  • Vivid Data Group LLC of Dallas, Texas

Lastly, Chief ALJ Bullock issued a notice indicating that he will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this matter.