Va. company sues Ricoh Americas Corp. over alleged patent infringement

By Gloria Parker | Oct 8, 2015

A Virginia company color management company is suing a Pennsylvania color imaging and printing products corporation, alleging patent infringement.

RAH Color Technologies LLC of Alexandria, Va. filed suit against Ricoh Americas Corp. of Malvern on Sept. 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, citing patent infringement.

RAH Color Technologies owns numerous U.S. patents. The defendant imports, uses, makes, and offers to sell printer and camera hardware and software that employ color measurement and management techniques in the U.S.

According to the complaint, on Oct. 20, 2014, RAH Color Technologies sent a letter to the defendant offering it a license to RAH Color Technologies’ patented technology. The plaintiff contends that after an initial confirmation of having received the information, the defendant has still not responded to efforts to engage in substantive licensing discussions. Multiple Ricoh products allegedly use RAH Color Technologies patents.

RAH Color Technologies seeks adjudging, finding, and declaring that Ricoh has infringed and induced infringement of claims of each of the patents-in-suit, declaring that Ricoh’s infringement is willful and deliberate, ordering Ricoh to pay the plaintiff for such infringement, ordering Ricoh to pay court cost, pre-judgement interest, post judgement interest, and attorney fees.

The plaintiff is represented by Charles S. Marion and Megan M. Kearney of Pepper Hamilton LLP in Philadelphia and David Berten, Nicholas Dudziak and Irwin Park of Global IP Law Group in Chicago.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:15-cv-05203-WB

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