February 14, 2013
OEM announces resolution of case filed in January 2012 against imaging supplies manufacturer.
Canon has settled with another company in its ongoing patent infringement case against a number of aftermarket companies, with a conclusion being reached with US imaging supplies manufacturer Nukote, Inc. in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, reports WhatTheyThink.The lawsuit was filed by Canon in January last year, with the OEM accusing over 30 aftermarket companies of infringing its patents related to “certain toner cartridges and photosensitive drums, including any toner cartridges containing such photosensitive drums”.
The conclusion of the lawsuit against Nukote, which was originally filed on 23 January 2012 for infringement of patent numbers 5,903,803 and 6,128,454, saw the court issue a permanent injunction prohibiting the company from “making, using, selling and offering for sale in the US, and from importing into the US, the toner cartridges and drums that Canon accused of infringement, including any toner cartridges containing the accused photosensitive drums”.
Canon has already settled with a number of other companies over the allegations, including Clover, Green Project, and Onlinetechstores.com, all of which resolved the cases last year; with a more recent settlement occurring between Canon and Zinyaw LLC d/b/a TonerPirate.com in January.
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