Brother Enforces P-Touch® Tape Cassette Patents Against EZ Replacement Labels

(Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction)

Oct 24, 2013, 08:00 ET from Brother

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On September  3, 2013 the United States District Court for the District of Delaware entered a Stipulation, Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction in the case of Brother Industries, Ltd. v. EZ Replacement Labels, LLC., Case No. 1:13 cv 1095 GMS.  In the Complaint, Brother Industries accused the defendants of infringing three United States patents covering its tape cassettes for its P-Touch label printers.  Under the terms of the Permanent Injunction:

EZ Replacement Labels, LLC. and its Members, affiliates, officers, directors, agents,  servants, employees, successors and assigns and all other persons and organizations in active concert or participation with it, are hereby permanently enjoined and restrained from engaging in any of the following activities:

                (a)          Making, using, selling or brokering the sale or offering for sale in the United States or importing into the United States, any of the Accused Products and any other label cassettes that infringe one or more claims of either of the RE43,228 and RE43,022 patents;

               (b)          Otherwise directly infringing, contributory infringing or inducing infringement of any of the claims of the RE43,228 and RE43,022 patents with respect to the Accused Products and any other label cassettes that fall within the scope of one or more of the claims of either of the RE43,228 and RE43,022 patents for the life of those patents; and

                (c)          Assisting, aiding, or abetting any other person or business entity in engaging in or performing any of the activities referred to in subparagraphs (a) and (b) above for the life of those patents.

EZ Replacement Labels, LLC. is one of several separate lawsuits that Brother Industries has brought against alleged infringers of its patents covering its tape cassettes.  

The accused cassettes were supplied to EZ Replacement Labels, LLC. by SK2 Technology, Limited in Hong Kong. 

Toshikazu Koike, the President of Brother Industries stated "Brother Industries is committed to vigorously enforcing its patent rights in the United States and around the world and that Brother is pleased to have obtained a permanent injunction in this case."

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