German company Pelikan has admitted that it infringed several HP patents connected with printer cartridges, three months after the Palo Alto, California-based office equipment company made the allegations.
All printer supplies which were still in the distribution channel were also recalled, by order of the court.
"At HP, we take our investment in intellectual property very seriously and are pleased to resolve this matter without extensive litigation," said Michael Hoffmann, senior vice president of the supplies, imaging and printing group at the office supplies company.
"We will remain vigilant in monitoring Pelikan and others for possible patent infringement as part of our ongoing worldwide testing and enforcement efforts."
All printer cartridges involved in the lawsuit were new, as opposed to remanufactured. They had been sourced by a third party and imported into Germany.
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