TOKYO, July 30, 2018—Canon Inc. today announced the conclusion of a patent infringement lawsuit against GPC Trading Co., Limited, which does business under the name GPC Image, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, concerning certain toner cartridges sold for use in Canon and HP laser beam printers.
To resolve the lawsuit, GPC Trading stipulated to a Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction from the Eastern District of New York, which prohibits GPC Trading from making, using, selling and offering for sale in the United States, and from importing into the United States, the toner cartridges that Canon accused of infringing U.S. Patent Nos. 9,746,826, 9,836,021, 9,841,727, 9,841,728, 9,857,765, 9,869,960 and 9,874,846.
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