HP files suit over Asian patent infringement

Summary:The suit against four companies alleges that companies in Hong Kong and Taiwan sold components globally under another company's name

Hewlett-Packard has filed a suit against four companies based in Hong Kong and Taiwan, accusing the defendants of patent infringement, according to various reports.

The suit, filed in a federal court in San Francisco, alleges the Asian companies also converted over 300,000 genuine HP printheads from its facilities in Asia and sold these components globally as products manufactured by Hong Kong-based Mipo, Bloomberg said on Monday.

Other than Mipo, the defendants are Taiwan printer cartridge maker MicroJet Technology, Hong Kong-based PTC Holdings and SinoTime Technologies, a US affiliate of Mipo.

For more on this story, see HP sues Asian firms for patent violations on ZDNet Asia.

Topics: Hardware

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