TOKYO, August 1, 2014Canon today announced the successful conclusion of patent infringement lawsuits against Green Project, Inc., Do It Wiser LLC, which also does business under the name Image Toner, and Acecom, Inc. – San Antonio, which does business under the name InkSell.com, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, concerning certain toner cartridges and photosensitive drum units sold for use in Canon and Hewlett-Packard laser beam printers.
To resolve the lawsuits, Green Project, Inc., Do It Wiser LLC, and Acecom have stipulated to Consent Judgments and Permanent Injunctions from the Southern District of New York, which prohibit Green Project, Inc., Do It Wiser LLC, and Acecom from making, using, selling and offering for sale in the U.S., and from importing into the U.S., the toner cartridges and photosensitive drum units that Canon accused of infringing its U.S. Patent Nos. 8,135,304, 8,280,278, 8,369,744, 8,433,219, 8,437,669, 8,494,411, 8,565,640, 8,630,564, 8,676,085, 8,676,090, 8,682,215, and 8,688,008.
Throughout the development, sales and marketing process, Canon respects the intellectual property of other companies and individuals and expects others to similarly respect Canon's intellectual property rights. Canon remains committed to pursuing legal enforcement against those who do not respect Canon's intellectual property.