May 9, 2019
Canon Inc.

Canon files new toner cartridge-related patent infringement lawsuit in U.S.

TOKYO, May 9, 2019—Canon today announced the filing of a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against V4INK, Inc., for infringement of Canon's U.S. Patent Nos. 8,588,646; 7,869,740; 8,165,494; 8,971,760; 9,494,916; 9,857,763; and 10,162,304.

As set forth in the complaint, V4INK sells toner cartridges that infringe Canon's patents for use in various models of Canon and HP laser beam printers. These include laser beam printers which accept Canon toner cartridge models 116, 131, and 131II and HP toner cartridge models 125A, 128A, 131A, and 305A. V4INK sells the infringing toner cartridges online, including through its website, Canon is seeking damages and injunctive relief.

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.