May 27, 2020
Canon Inc.

Canon announces conclusion of toner cartridge patent lawsuit in the U.S.

TOKYO, May 27, 2020—Canon today announced the conclusion of a patent infringement dispute with LD Products, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, concerning toner cartridges sold for use in various models of Canon and HP laser beam printers.

In March 2019, Canon sued LD for infringement of Canon's U.S. Patent No. 8,588,646 B2 based on LD's sales of infringing toner cartridges, including sales made through its website and through its "LD Products" storefront on In April 2019, Canon amended its complaint to additionally assert Canon's U.S. Patent Nos. 7,869,740 B2, 8,165,494 B2, 8,971,760 B2, 9,494,916 B2, 9,857,763 B2 and 10,162,304 B2.

To resolve the lawsuit, LD stipulated to a Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction from the Central District of California, which prohibits LD 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 infringement, including toner cartridges having the UNIVCF210X, UNIVCF211A, UNIVCF212A and UNIVCF213A product designations.

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.