Brother Enforces P-Touch® Tape Cassette Patents

               Brother Enforces P-Touch® Tape Cassette Patents

PR Newswire

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., July 24, 2013

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --On May 7, 2013 the United
States District Court for the District of Delaware entered a Stipulation,
Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction in the cases of Brother Industries,
Ltd. v. Sophia Global LLC, et al., Case No. 1:13 cv 00347 GMS, and Brother
Industries, Ltd. v. Chi Kin Wong, Case No. 1:13 cv 00360 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:

Sophia Global LLC, et al. and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers,
directors, agents, past and present members, servants, employees, successors
and assigns and all other persons and organizations in active concert or
participation with him and Chi Kin Wong, his employees, and all other persons
and organizations in active concert or participation with him are hereby
permanently enjoined and restrained from engaging in any of the following
activities:

  (a)Making, using, selling or offering for sale in the United Sates or
  importing into the United States any of the Accused Products and any other
  label cassettes that fall within the scope of one or more claims of the
  '796, '539 and '542 patents;

  (b)Otherwise directly infringing, contributory infringing, or inducing
  infringement of any of the claims of the '796, '539 and '542 patents with
  respect to the Accused Products and any other substantially the same label
  cassettes that fall within the scope of one or more of the claims of either
  the '796, '539 and '542 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.

Sophia Global LLC, et al. is one ofthree separate lawsuits that Brother
Industries has brought against alleged infringers of its patents coveringits
tape cassettes.

The accused cassettes were supplied to Sophia Global LLC by Jingwei Industrial
Holding Limited.

CW Media Pro is an internet retailer. The lawsuit against Mr. Wong doing
business as CW Media Pro is one ofthree separate lawsuits that Brother
Industries has brought against alleged infringers of its patents coveringits
tape cassettes.

The accused cassettes were supplied to Mr. Wong by Kingroad Technology and
AIMO Graphics CO., LTD.

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."

About Brother
Brother International Corporation is one of the premier providers of products
for the home, home office and office. The U.S. corporate office in
Bridgewater, N. J., was established on April 21, 1954 and currently markets
many industrial products, home appliances and business products manufactured
by its parent company, Brother Industries, Ltd. of Nagoya, Japan.

These products include an award-winning line of Multi-Function Center®
machines and printers. Brother also provides the number-one line of facsimile
machines in the U.S. and is the leader in electronic labeling, with its full
line of P-touch® Electronic Labeling Systems. For more information you can
visit the website atwww.brother.com.

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act respectfully and try to make a positive difference to help build a society
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SOURCE Brother International Corporation

Website: http://www.brother.com
Contact: Georgina Turpin, MSL New York, 646-500-7677,
Georgina.Turpin@mslgroup.com
 
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