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HP Notches Victory in IP "War" With Memjet
February 8, 2016
It has been a little while since we have reported any updates on the ongoing page-wide printing technology dispute between Memjet and HP that was first announced back in August with an update coming a few months later in November 2015.
Last week, HP reported that the previous injunction that had been placed on the company in Germany which prevented the OEM from selling any of its PageWide XL Series printers there has been lifted. The ruling opens the door, at least temporarily, for HP to further integrate their fast and convenient printing technology into German market. After further consideration, the Regional Court in Munich concluded that the grounds for issuing the injunction were not satisfied and that the HP technology does "not appear to infringe the asserted Memjet patent". Memjet, if they choose to do so, may file an appeal of the decision.
Thomas Valjak, Head of Large-Format Printing, EMEA, HP Inc., said "HP vigorously defends its intellectual property and is pleased with the court?s ruling in our favor. We will now re-engage with our resellers and customers in Germany and offer HP’s PageWide XL printers and print heads that employ unique technology developed by HP over the last decades. HP’s PageWide XL products offer unique benefits in print speed, quality, reliability and usage cost."