March 9, 2021
Canon Inc.

Canon files toner supply container-related complaints with U.S. International Trade Commission and in U.S. district courts

TOKYO, March 9, 2021—Canon today announced the filing of a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) against 26 manufacturers, distributors and sellers of toner supply containers, asserting infringement of Canon's U.S. Patent Nos. 8,565,649; 9,354,551; 9,753,402; 10,209,667; 10,289,060; 10,289,061; 10,295,957; 10,488,814; 10,496,032; 10,496,033; 10,514,654; 10,520,881; and 10,520,882. The proposed respondents named in the ITC complaint are:

Ninestar Corporation
Ninestar Image Tech Limited
Ninestar Technology Company, Ltd.
Static Control Components, Inc.
General Plastic Industrial Co. Ltd.
Katun Corporation
Sichuan XingDian Technology Co., Ltd.
Sichuan Wiztoner Technology Co., Ltd.
Copier Repair Specialists, Inc.
Digital Marketing Corporation
Do It Wiser LLC
Easy Group, LLC
Ink Technologies Printer Supplies, LLC
Kuhlmann Enterprises, Inc.
LD Products, Inc.
NAR Cartridges
Shenzhenshi Keluodeng Kejiyouxiangognsi
Sun Data Supply, Inc.
The Supplies Guys, LLC
Xianshi yanliangqu canqiubaihuodianshanghang
Zhuhai Henyun Image Co., Ltd.
Zinyaw LLC

Canon also announced the filing of complaints against those companies in U.S. district courts across the country, asserting infringement of the above patents, including in the U.S. District Courts for the Central District of California, the Northern District of California, the District of Arizona, the District of Delaware, the District of Minnesota, the Eastern District of New York, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Eastern District of Texas, the Southern District of Texas, the Middle District of North Carolina, and the Southern District of Ohio.

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.