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Latest Canon patent lawsuit concludes

April 18, 2018

The OEM has made the news again with the revelation that another patent infringement lawsuit has drawn to a close, concluding in favour of Canon.

Canon Inc. has announced the conclusion of a patent infringement lawsuit against Print After Print, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, concerning certain toner cartridges sold for use in Canon and HP laser beam printers.

To resolve the lawsuit, Print After Print stipulated to a Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction from the District of Arizona, which prohibits Print After Print from making, using, selling and offering for sale in the United States, and from importing into the United States, the toner cartridges that Canon accused of infringing U.S. Patent Nos. 9,746,826; 9,836,021; 9,841,727; 9,841,728; 9,841,729; 9,857,764; 9,857,765; 9,869,960; and 9,874,846.

Print After Print, a privately held company located in Phoenix, Arizona, has been in operation since 1990 and employs a staff of around 25, generating an annual revenue of approximately $2.7 million (€2.1 million). The company’s website explains that the business specialises in the remanufacturing of toner cartridges, offering a full range of copier, fax and inkjet cartridges; they also feature a quick response service department, with a focus on Hewlett Packard laserjet repair.

The conclusion of this patent infringement lawsuit is just the latest in a string of court cases Canon has brought, both in the United States and further afield, with the most notable of these being the OEM’s recent decision to simultaneously file against 50 companies, prompting an investigation by the USITC.



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