Cases & Deals

Ricoh USA defends infringement claims involving 19 patents relating to office printer technology

Clients Ricoh Company, Ltd. and Ricoh USA, Inc.

Jones Day is defending Ricoh USA, Inc. in a series of patent infringement cases involving office and production printer technology. The first case was filed in Nebraska and involved 19 patents and accused a variety of hardware and software products. The plaintiff had asserted numerous apparatus, system, and method claims, as well as various theories of infringement, including divided/joint infringement. Jones Day successfully transferred the case to the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the case has been narrowed to five patents. Earlier in the case, Jones Day obtained judgment on the pleadings in which the judge dismissed three patents from the suit and awarded Ricoh all fees incurred in connection with litigating the issue over the preceding 10 months.

Midwest Athletics and Sports Alliance LLC v. Ricoh USA, Inc., No. 2-19-cv-00514 (E.D. Pa.); Midwest Athletics and Sports Alliance LLC v. Ricoh USA, Inc., No. 2-19-cv-03423 (E.D. Pa.); Midwest Athletics and Sports Alliance LLC v. Ricoh USA, Inc., No. 2-20-cv-05871 (E.D. Pa.)