TOKYO, March 5, 2015 Canon Inc. today announced the successful resolution of patent infringement disputes against Ninestar Image Tech Limited, Zhuhai Seine Technology Co., Ltd., Ninestar Technology Company, Ltd., Seine Tech (USA) Co., Ltd., Seine Image (USA) Co., Ltd., and Nano Pacific Corporation, which collectively do business under the name Ninestar, in the U.S. International Trade Commission and 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 disputes, Ninestar has stipulated to a Consent Order from the International Trade Commission as to U.S. Patent Nos. 8,280,278, 8,630,564, 8,682,215, 8,676,090, and 8,688,008, and 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, both of which prohibit Ninestar 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 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.