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KYOCERA Files Suit Against Eastman Kodak Company for Patent Infringement in Inkjet Printers
December 19, 2011Kyocera Corporation (herein “Kyocera”) filed a complaint against Eastman Kodak Company (herein “Kodak”) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California for infringement of one of Kyocera’s patents for inkjet recording head structure. The complaint alleges that the head component of Kodak inkjet printers infringes U.S. Patent No. 7,097,286, which is Kyocera’s intellectual property. This patent resulted from the Kyocera Group’s research and development efforts and more than 50 years of innovation in the field of advanced ceramics. The suit seeks as-yet undetermined monetary damages, as well as an injunction against Kodak to cease manufacturing and sales of products that infringe said patent.