OPEX Corporation, a global provider of innovative warehouse, document and mail automation solutions, has announced today that it has filed complaints for patent infringement in the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against HC Robotics (aka Huicang Information Technology Co., Ltd.) of Hangzhou City, China (“HC Robotics”) and Invata, LLC (d/b/a Invata Intralogistics) of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania (“Invata”) based on their making, using, offering for sale, selling and/or importing infringing automated put walls and automated storage and retrieval systems, associated vehicles, associated control software, and their component parts.
This is the second set of patent infringement lawsuits brought by OPEX against these parties.
HC Robotics and Invata have already agreed to stop selling a first generation automated sortation system (“Omnisort”) in the U.S., based on OPEX’s initial lawsuits. Those same infringement proceedings are ongoing with respect to the second generation of HC Robotics’ sortation system.
OPEX’s second set of lawsuits against HC Robotics and Invata are directed at the infringing importation and sale of the second generation system, and are based on more recently issued OPEX patents.
OPEX offers dynamic eCommerce fulfillment solutions that utilize scalable warehouse robots to provide speed and accuracy, and streamline the supply chain from inventory storage and picking to sorting and shipping. In addition, OPEX provides micro-fulfillment technology that optimizes space and helps execute flawless last-mile delivery, and offers reverse logistics solutions that improve returns, exchange operations and revenue with maximum speed and reduced labor.
In the ITC complaint, OPEX asserts that HC Robotics and Invata infringe two OPEX patents that are directed to OPEX’s Sure Sort® and Perfect Pick® products and their associated iBOT® vehicles. Commenting on the actions, James Liebler, OPEX Corporation Vice President of Corporate and Legal Affairs said, “OPEX has been and remains committed to bringing innovative warehouse automation systems to the market. We respect others’ intellectual property and expect others to respect ours as well. We will vigorously defend our intellectual property and bring actions when necessary to address infringing conduct.”
OPEX Corporation provides Next Generation Automation, including warehouse, document, and mail automation solutions, to customers around the globe. With headquarters in Moorestown, NJ―and facilities in Pennsauken, NJ; Plano, TX (Dallas metro); France; Germany; Switzerland; and the United Kingdom―OPEX has more than 1,600 employees committed to reimagining and delivering innovative, scalable, unique technology solutions to solve the business challenges of today.
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