TOKYO, May 8, 2014Canon today announced the filing of a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) against 33 manufacturers, distributors and sellers of toner cartridges that infringe Canon's U.S. Patent Nos. 8,135,304; 8,280,278; 8,369,744; 8,565,640; 8,630,564; 8,676,085; 8,676,090; 8,682,215; and 8,688,008. The proposed respondents named in the complaint are:
Ninestar Image Tech Limited
Zhuhai Seine Technology Co., Ltd.
Ninestar Technology Company, Ltd.
Seine Tech (USA) Co., Ltd.
Seine Image Int'l Co., Ltd.
Ninestar Image Tech, Ltd.
Seine Image (USA) Co., Ltd.
Nano Pacific Corporation
Aster Graphics, Inc.
Jiangxi Yibo E-tech Co., Ltd.
Aster Graphics Co., Ltd.
Print-Rite Holdings Ltd.
Print-Rite N.A., Inc.
Union Technology Int'l (M.C.O.) Co. Ltd.
Print-Rite Unicorn Image Products Co. Ltd.
Innotex Precision Ltd.
International Laser Group, Inc.
Shenzhen ASTA Official Consumable Co., Ltd.
Acecom, Inc. - San Antonio
ACM Technologies, Inc.
American Internet Holdings, LLC
The Supplies Guys, LLC
Do It Wiser LLC
Grand Image Inc.
Green Project, Inc.
Ink Technologies Printer Supplies, LLC
LD Products, Inc.
Nectron International, Inc.
Online Tech Stores, LLC
Canon previously filed complaints against many of these companies in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on January 29, 2014, and today filed complaints against the remaining companies in the same court. The district court complaints allege infringement of the same patents asserted in the USITC complaint, and additionally allege infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,433,219; 8,437,669; and 8,494,41
The infringing cartridges are sold for use in more than 50 models of Canon and Hewlett-Packard laser beam printers. Canon is seeking a general exclusion order in the USITC action and damages and injunctive relief in the district court actions.
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.