K.Mizra Revives One Campaign as Judge Albright Dockets 23 “Court MILs” in Another

May 28, 2023

In 2020-2021, K.Mizra LLC launched six litigation campaigns. Five of those had gone dormant—until last week, when K.Mizra revived one of them by filing a Northern District of Illinois case accusing Konica Minolta (1:23-cv-03367) of infringing four former Sharp patents through the provision of multifunction printers and toner cartridges. Two other defendants in this campaign, HP and Ninestar (Lexmark), exited via relatively quick noticed settlements, while litigation against a third, Toshiba, persisted through claim construction, several months after which a settlement was also noticed. The new case against Konica Minolta comes as Western District of Texas Judge Alan D. Albright has docketed, sua sponte, a “set of standard limine rulings to be applied mutually to both parties” in the first case that K.Mizra filed, against Cisco, in the other active campaign. Trial there is set for August 1.

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