March 2, 2018
Canon Inc.

Canon files toner cartridge-related complaints with U.S. International Trade Commission and in U.S. district courts

TOKYO, March 2—Canon Inc. today announced the filing of a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) against 49 manufacturers, distributors and sellers of toner cartridges and photosensitive drum units, asserting infringement of Canon's U.S. Patent Nos. 9,746,826; 9,836,021; 9,841,727; 9,841,728; 9,841,729; 9,857,764; 9,857,765; 9,869,960; and 9,874,846. The proposed respondents named in the ITC complaint are:

Ninestar Corporation;
Ninestar Image Tech Limited;
Ninestar Technology Company, Ltd.;
Apex Microtech Ltd.;
Static Control Components, Inc.;
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.;
Kingway Image Co., Ltd.;
Ourway Image Tech Co., Ltd.;
Ourway Image Co., Ltd.;
Zhuhai Aowei Electronics Co., Ltd.;
Ourway US Inc.;
9010-8077 Quebec Inc.;
Acecom, Inc. - San Antonio;
ACM Technologies, Inc.;
Apex Excel Limited;
Arlington Industries, Inc.;
Billiontree Technology USA Inc.;
Bluedog Distribution Inc.;
CLT Computers, Inc.;
Do It Wiser LLC;
EIS Office Solutions, Inc.;
eReplacements, LLC;
Fairland, LLC;
Frontier Imaging, Inc.;
FTrade, Inc.;
Garvey's Office Products, Inc.;
Global Cartridges;
GPC Trading Co., Limited;
Hong Kong BoZe Co., Limited;
Master Print Supplies, Inc.;
i8 International, Inc.;
Imaging Supplies Investors, LLC;
Ink Technologies Printer Supplies, LLC;
Kuhlmann Enterprises, Inc.;
LD Products, Inc.;
Linkyo Corp.;
Online Tech Stores, LLC;
Print After Print, Inc.;
Reliable Imaging Computer Products, Inc.;
The Supplies Guys, LLC;
V4INK, Inc.;
World Class Ink Supply, Inc.; and
Zinyaw LLC

Canon also announced the filing of complaints against those companies in U.S. district courts across the country, asserting infringement of the above patents, including in the U.S. District Courts for the Central District of California, the Northern District of California, the Middle District of North Carolina, the Middle District of Tennessee, the Western District of Tennessee, the Western District of Texas, the Northern District of Texas, the Southern District of Texas, the Northern District of Illinois, the Southern District of Ohio, the Southern District of Florida, the Northern District of Georgia, the District of Arizona, the Eastern District of New York, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the District of New Jersey.

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.