By Eric Schweibenz
On March 31, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Inkjet Ink Cartridges With Printheads and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-711).

The investigation is based on a March 5, 2010 complaint and March 26. 2010 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Hewlett-Packard Company of Palo Alto, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain inkjet ink cartridges with printheads and components thereof that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,234,598, 6,309,053, 6,398,347, 6,412,917, 6,481,817, and 6,402,279.  See our March 8, 2010 post for more details.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified MicroJet Technology Co., Ltd. of Taiwan, Mipo Technology Limited of Hong Kong, Mipo Science & Technology Co., Ltd. of China, Mextec d/b/a Mipo America Ltd. of Miami, Florida, SinoTime Technologies, Inc. d/b/a All Colors of Miami, Florida, and PTC Holding Limited of Hong Kong as the respondents in this investigation.

Further, Mareesa A. Frederick of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is identified on the Notice of Investigation as the Investigative Attorney assigned to handle this investigation.