OUII 337 Investigative History
Archivist:
Investigation No.337-TA-565
In the Matter of CertainInk Cartridges and Components Thereof
Unfair Acts in Notice:Patent Infringement
Patent, Copyright, Trademark Nos.U.S. Patent Nos. 5,615,957; 5,622,439; 5,158,377; 5,221,148; 5,156,472; 5,488,401; 6,502,917; 6,550,902; 6,955,422, 7,008,053, 7,011,397
Country of Origin (Resp./Products):Hong Kong, China, Germany, Korea
PARTICIPANTS
Complainant(s):Epson Portland Inc., Hillsborao, OR; Epson America, Inc., CA; Seiko Epson Corporation, Japan
Respondent(s):Glory South Software Manufacturing Inc.; Buena Park, CA; Butterfly Print Imae Corp. Ltd., Hong Kong; Ink Lab (H.K.) Co., Ltd., Hong Kong; Nectron International, Ltd., Sugar Land, TX; Mipo International Ltd., Hong Kong; Mipo America Ltd., Miami, FL; Nine Star Image Co., Ltd., China; Nine Star Technology Company Ltd., CA; Town Sky Inc., CA; Zhuhai Gree Magneto - Electric Co. Ltd., China; MMC Consumables Inc., Walnut, CA; Tully Imaging Supplies Ltd., North Point, Hong Kong; Inkjetwarehouse.com Inc., Canton, CT; Wellink Trading Co., Ltd., China; Ribbon Tree (Macao) Trading Co., Ltd., China; Ribbon Tree (USA) Inc., Ferndale, WA; Apex Distributing Inc., Ferndale, WA; Artech GMBH, Germany; Inck Tec Co. Ltd., Korea; Ink Tec America Coproation, Elkridge, MD; Dataproducts USA LLC Thousand Oaks, CA; Gerald Chamales Corp., Compton,CA; Master Ink Co., Ltd., Hong Kong; AcuJet USA, Inc., City of Industry, CA
ALJ:Luckern; Shaw
OUII Attorney:Baer
GC Attorney:Haldenstein
PROCEDURAL HISTORY
Status before Commission: Completed
Notice of Investigation:71 Fed. Reg. 14720 (March 23, 2006)
Type(s) of Proceeding(s)Advisory, Modification
Current Phase of Proceeding:terminated
Inv. Termination Date:October 19, 2007 (violation); August 17, 2009 (enforcement); April 16, 2012 (consolidated advisory and modification)
Published Commission Opinions:Pub No. 4195 (December 2010); Pub No. 4196 (December 2010) (Enforcement)
Related Court Decisions:
Appeal Status/Result:
DISPOSITION
Disposition:Cease & Desist Order; Limited Exclusion Order; General Exclusion Order; Other
Unfair Acts Found:Patent
Notes Re: Disposition/Remedy:5,516,957 expires April 1, 2014; 5,622,439 expires October 1, 2013; 5,158,377 expires November 13, 2007; 5,221,148 expires November 13, 2007; 5,156,472 expires November 13, 2007; 5,488,401 expires January 30, 2013; 6,502,917 expires May 18, 2019; 6,550,902 expires May 18, 2019; 6,955,422 expires April 3, 2022; 7,088,053 expires August 26, 2023; 7,011,397 expires August 17, 2023

10.30.2008 Corrected cease and desist orders for Nine Star (US), Town Sky, and Dataproducts.

04.16.2012 Modified GEO and cease and desist order issued
Active/Expired Remedial Order:Active
Exclusion/C&D Orders:View Order
SCHEDULE
Target Date:October 19, 2007 (19 months) (extended by 09.17.2007 Notice); extended from September 21, 2007 (18 months) (extended by 08.08.2007 Notice) from August 29, 2007 (17 months, 5 days) (extended by 05.23.2007 Notice); July 30, 2007 (16 months, 5 days (extended by 03.20.2007 ID ); 15 months.

Enforcement Proceeding: August 17, 2009 (15 1/2 months)
Violation Final ID Due Date:March 30, 2007

Enforcement ID: April 17, 2009

Advisory ID and Recommendation on Modification: February 20, 2011
Beginning & Ending
Dates of Evidentary Hearing:
Hearing held: January 17-20, 22-24, 2007 (7 days)

Enforcement hearing held January 14-16, 2009 (3 days)

Advisory and Modification hearing: November 14-17, 2011

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