TOKYO, February 27, 2018—Canon Inc. today announced the conclusion of a patent infringement dispute with Kostland Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California concerning toner cartridges sold for use in various models of HP laser beam printers.
In late 2017, Canon sued Kostland for infringement of Canon's U.S. Patent No. 9,581,958 B2 based on Kostland's sales of infringing toner cartridges under the name "4Benefit," including sales made through Amazon.com.
As a result of the lawsuit, the Central District of California court entered a Stipulation, Consent Judgment, and Permanent Injunction prohibiting Kostland from making, using, selling and offering for sale in the U.S., and from importing into the U.S., the toner cartridges that Canon accused of infringement, including toner cartridges having the AC-HF360AK, AC-HF361AC, AC-HF362AY and AC-HF363AM product designations.
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.