Lexmark Patent Suit


A practice known as “patent trolling” is the target of a bill that passed the Kentucky Senate Tuesday.

U-S Supreme Court Takes Up Lexmark Patent Suit

Jun 3, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to step into a long-running dispute between printer maker Lexmark International and a company that refurbishes and resells ink cartridges.

The legal battle between Lexington, Ky.-based Lexmark and Static Control Components of Sanford, N.C., centers on microchips placed inside toner cartridges by Lexmark. The high court's decision to take the case keeps alive efforts by Lexmark to have a challenge to its patent on the microchips tossed out.