Press Release: May 02, 2007

HP Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Pelikan

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 2, 2007

HP today announced that the company has notified Germany-based Pelikan Hardcopy Deutschland GmbH of print cartridge and ink formulation patent infringement.

The cartridges in question are apparently new, as opposed to remanufactured, products. They are being sold under the Pelikan brand and designated as H06 and H08 color cartridges. HP filed a lawsuit in the Dϋsseldorf District Court detailing the believed infringements.

As part of the lawsuit, HP requested that Pelikan stop infringing HP patents. The discovery of Pelikan’s alleged infringement is the result of ongoing worldwide testing and enforcement efforts within HP’s Imaging and Printing Group.

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