July 3, 2018
Canon Inc.

Canon announces conclusion of toner cartridge-related patent infringement dispute with Tonet Inc., in Korea

TOKYO, July 3, 2018—Canon Inc. today announced that the Seoul Central District Court of Korea concluded the patent dispute against Tonet Inc. ("Tonet") by mediation. In the mediation decision, Tonet admitted to have infringed Canon's Korean Patent Nos. 10-1182006 and 10-1101654. Tonet is obligated to cease sale and distribution of the toner cartridges models "HP CF280X", "HP CF280A", "HP CE255X", "HP CE255A", "HP CE505X", "HP CE505A", "HP CF287A", "HP CF226X", "HP CF226A", "HP CE255X/CRG324II", "HP CE255A/CRG324", "HP CE505X/CRG319II/CF280X", "HP CE505A/CRG319/CF280", "HP CF350A 4-pack color toner (CF350A, 351A, 352A, 353A)" and "HP CE310A 4-pack color toner (CE310A, 311A, 312A, 313A)". Tonet has offered and distributed those toner cartridges through its own website, named Officeaid, and other open market websites. Furthermore, Tonet has agreed to render information and accounting about the offer and distribution of said toner cartridges, to pay damages to Canon and to destroy any of the above mentioned products in its possession or property.

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