Filed: December 16, 2015 (period: October 31, 2015)
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
Memjet Technology Ltd. v. HP. On August 11, 2015, Memjet Technology Ltd. ("Memjet") filed a lawsuit against HP in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of California. The complaint alleges that HP infringes eight Memjet patents. The products accused of infringement are those that use the HP PageWide Technology, including the OfficeJet Pro X series, OfficeJet Enterprise X series, HP PageWide XL, wide scan printers, and printers using 4.25-inch thermal inkjet printheads, such as HP Web Presses and Photo Kiosks. On October 2, 2015, HP answered Memjet's complaint and asserted a counter-claim against Memjet for infringement of four HP patents. The products accused of infringement include various Memjet OEM printers that incorporate Memjet's printheads and print engines. On November 20, 2015, HP asserted three additional patents against Memjet. The patents asserted by both parties generally relate to inkjet printhead and print system technology. Both Memjet's and HP's respective complaints seek injunctive relief and monetary damages from the other party for alleged patent infringement. On November 16, 2015, Memjet was granted an ex parte preliminary injunction in Germany (State Court Munich), against HP Deutschland GmbH's sale and offers for sale of HP PageWide XL printers. Memjet's injunction request alleges that HP infringes a Memjet European patent. On December 4, 2015, HP filed an opposition and an application to suspend enforcement of the preliminary injunction pending a court hearing and decision. On December 9, 2015, the court denied HP's application to suspend enforcement prior to a hearing. A hearing is scheduled for January 7, 2016.