March 2, 2018
The company has issued a statement in response to an Atlanta court’s decision to grant Canon a permanent injunction and moderate enhancement of damages.
Following The Recycler’s publication of the latest developments in the well-documented Canon v GPI and Color Imaging patent infringement case, in which District Judge Amy Totenberg granted the OEM a permanent injunction and 20 percent enhancement of damages, GPI has issued a statement.
Vowing to continue its legal battle against the OEM, GPI said, “General Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd. (“GPI”) (TWSE: 6128) has battled patent infringement claims by Canon, Inc. (“Canon”) in a Georgia trial court for over six years. While the trial court has not yet entered a final judgment, GPI has already decided to appeal several key rulings from the court that GPI believes will result in either a decision by the appeal court that GPI’s products did not infringe Canon’s patents or the appeal court’s ordering a new trial for Canon’s infringement claims.”
The company also went on to say that it “strongly believes that its products do not infringe Canon’s patents and that GPI will be vindicated by its appeal”, and reiterated its commitment to developing “non-infringing aftermarket replacement parts that provide superior quality and value”.
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