Pelikan admits HP patent infringement


2 August 2007 — Palo Alto (CA): Pelikan Hardcopy Deutschland and Swiss Pelikan Hardcopy have admitted claims asserted by Hewlett- Packard (HP) of patent infringement.

A court judgement has ordered Pelikan to stop importing and distributing the infringing cartridges and to pay damages to HP. The company must also recall all infringing products that might still be in the distribution channel.


The infringing products were new cartridges, as opposed to remanufactured, and had been sourced from a third party and imported into Germany. They were sold under the Pelikan brand and designated as H06 and H08 colour cartridges.


Michael Hoffmann, senior VP for HP’s supplies, imaging and printing group, said: "At HP, we take our investment in intellectual property very seriously and are pleased to resolve this matter without extensive litigation. We will remain vigilant in monitoring Pelikan and others for possible patent infringement as part of our ongoing worldwide testing and enforcement efforts."