TOKYO, March 5, 2015 Canon Inc. today announced the successful resolution of patent infringement disputes against Ink Technologies Printer Supplies, LLC and Linkyo Corporation, 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, Ink Technologies and Linkyo have stipulated to Consent Orders 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 Consent Judgments and Permanent Injunctions 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 Ink Technologies and Linkyo 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.