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Illinois Tool Works v. Independent Ink

BY | January 25, 2007

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Joshua Wright, Jan 25, 2007 The contractual arrangement in Independent Ink is a classic example of a metering…

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle

Joshua Wright, Jan 25, 2007

The contractual arrangement in Independent Ink is a classic example of a metering tie. A subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works, the Trident division, licensed its patented printheads to original equipment manufacturers on the condition that they purchase non-patented ink from Illinois Tool. Independent Ink, Inc., a rival distributor and supplier of ink and ink products, brought suit alleging that Illinois T

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