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Consent concludes Canon-Kostland contention

February 20, 2018

The OEM’s lawsuit against the company has ended with a consent judgement.

Canon Inc’s patent infringement battle against California-based Kostland Inc., filed at the end of last year, has concluded with a Consent Judgement being handed down by Judge David O. Carter, in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

The original lawsuit was brought against Kostland due to alleged infringement of the US Patent No. 9,581,958 (“the ‘958 patent”), with the OEM seeking judgement and relief from the court, as well as legal fees from Kostland.

In court papers seen by The Recycler, Kostland has agreed to settle the matter, and conclude the litigation “without contesting infringement, validity, or enforceability of any claims of the ‘958 patent.”

The papers reassert Canon’s ownership of all right, title to and interest in the aforementioned patent, and permanently restrains Kostland from making, using, or offering for sale any products that infringe upon it, whilst it is still valid.

As a result of the agreement between the two parties, each shall pay its own legal costs and attorney fees relating to the lawsuit.

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