Canon Announces Resolution of Patent Infringement Disputes

June 3, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Printers | 1 Comment |
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Canon has announced the resolution of patent infringement disputes with twenty companies. The dispute concerned certain toner cartridges and their photosensitive drums. As a result of the resolution, the twenty companies involved are now prohibited from making, using, selling and offering for sale in the US, and from importing into the US, the products which Canon accused of infringement.

Canon Press Release

Canon announces resolution of patent infringement disputes

TOKYO, Japan and LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 2, 2011 — Canon Inc. and Canon U.S.A., Inc. today announced the resolution of patent infringement disputes with twenty (20) companies including Ninestar Image Int’l Ltd. and Zhuhai Seine Technology Co., Ltd., at the International Trade Commission and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, concerning certain toner cartridges and their photosensitive drums sold for use in Canon or Hewlett Packard laser beam printers.

As a result of the resolution, Ninestar, Zhuhai Seine and the other Respondents and Defendants in those proceedings have stipulated to a Consent Order from the International Trade Commission and Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction from the Southern District of New York, which will prohibit Ninestar, Zhuhai Seine and the other Defendants from making, using, selling and offering for sale in the U.S., and from importing into the U.S., the toner cartridges and their photosensitive drums, which Canon accused of infringement.

Canon filed the complaints on June 28, 2010 for infringement of Canon’s U.S. Patent Nos. 5,903,803 and 6,128,454, against the following twenty (20) Respondents and Defendants:

Ninestar Image Int’l Ltd.
Ninestar Technology Co., Ltd.
Ninestar Management Co., Ltd.
Zhuhai Seine Technology Co., Ltd.
Seine Image Int’l Co., Ltd.
Ninestar Image Co., Ltd.
Ziprint Image Corp.
Nano Pacific Corp.
Ninestar Tech. Co., Ltd.
Town Sky, Inc.
ACM Technologies, Inc.
LD Products, Inc.
Printer Essentials.com, Inc.
XSE Group, Inc. d/b/a Image Star
Copy Technologies, Inc.
Red Powers, Inc. d/b/a LaptopTraveller.com
Direct Billing International, Inc. d/b/a OfficeSupplyOutfitters.com
Compu-Imaging, Inc.
EIS Office Solutions, Inc.
123 Refills, Inc.



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#1 David Brown

I'm adding Canon to my "don't buy" list. Overpriced and proprietary ink cartridges, and camera batteries, are enough to drive me to pencil and paper for making pictures.

3:42 pm - Saturday, June 4, 2011