Environmental Business Products |
The settlement terms include the payment by Environmental Business Products Limited of Epson's legal costs plus a substantial payment in respect of damages. The full terms of the settlement are confidential. Mr. Pat Stead, the managing director of Environmental Business Products Limited said: "We have ceased importing and supplying Epson compatible cartridges because we are not confident of finding Epson compatibles that do not infringe one or more of Seiko Epson’s patents or registered designs"
Seiko Epson - Continues the enforcement of intellectual property
Mr. Seiichi Hirano (Director, Chief Executive of Imaging & Information Products Operations Division) of Seiko Epson Corporation said: "We will continue the enforcement of our intellectual property to protect our innovative products against importers supplying infringing products"
Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the consumer, business, photography and graphic arts markets. The company is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) printers and transactions terminals for the retail market. Founded in 1975, Epson America Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. Epson America Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.