Lexmark petition rejected by the Supreme Court

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9 June 2005 – Lexington (KY): The US Supreme Court has rejected Lexmark’s latest move to stop Static Control Components from selling computer chips which allow cheaper own-brand toner cartridges to be used in Lexmark printers.

A spokesman for Lexmark said the company’s appeal to the Supreme Court was filed late and rejected. As a result the case will return to a federal district court in the company’s home town.

Lexmark claims that Static Control is violating copyright and the company’s intellectual property (see opi.net 27 October 2004).