Canon Inc. today announced the successful resolution of patent infringement disputes against Aster Graphics, Inc., Jiangxi Yibo E-Tech Co., Ltd. and Aster Graphics Company Ltd. (China) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, against Aster Technology Holland B.V. in the District Court The Hague, the Netherlands, and against Aster Graphics Company Ltd. (China) and Aster Graphics Company Ltd. (Hong Kong) in the Paris First Instance Court, which entities collectively do business under the name Aster, concerning certain toner cartridges and photosensitive drum units sold for use in Canon and Hewlett-Packard laser beam printers.
To resolve the disputes, Aster has stipulated to a Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction from the Southern District of New York as to U.S. Patent Nos. 8,280,278, 8,433,219, 8,437,669, 8,494,411, 8,630,564, 8,676,090, 8,682,215 and 8,688,008, and entered into cease and desist agreements as to European Patent No. 2087407 that will be officialized by the District Court The Hague, the Netherlands, and the Paris First Instance Court, all of which prohibit Aster from making, using, selling and offering for sale in the respective countries, and from importing into such countries, the toner cartridges and photosensitive drum units that Canon accused of infringement.
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.