April 4, 2019
Canon Inc.

Canon announces conclusion of U.S. lawsuit against FTrade

TOKYO, April 4, 2019—Canon today announced the conclusion of a patent infringement lawsuit against FTrade Inc., which does business under the name ValueToner, 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, FTrade stipulated to a Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction from the Eastern District of New York, which prohibits FTrade 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 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.

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.