It has been more than two months since Canon sued 50 manufacturers of new-built cartridges and their U.S. distributors. Canon accused the companies of making and selling toner cartridges and photosensitive drum units which infringe Canon’s patents, U.S. numbers 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.
In the past month, we can see Canon almost everywhere every day. We can’t help asking when the end is. Recently, at least 4 lawsuits in the U.S. has resolved. Canon had won all the four cases. Details are as below:
In RT Media’s program “inTouch News #288”, Christian Pepper—President of LD Products Channel Partner Division—talks to David Gibbons about the Canon dongle gear case in the U.S. impacting his company and others. Also Pepper said they are defending the claim and raising issues relating to the scope and validity of Canon’s continuous patents which are different from the first time Canon sue around dongle gear technology. Ian Elliott, the founder and CEO of E&S Solutions also told us that Canon’s patents may be not valid. (inTouch News #287).
But as Canon always claimed in its announcement, Canon will continue the fight for any patent infringement occurred. Early this month, Canon files a new complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio against Ink Technologies Printer Supplies, LLC, for infringement of Canon’s U.S. Patent No. 9,581,958.
The conclusions mentioned above are otherwise the latest result in the Canon court cases. The OEM and aftermarket will have to wait until the ITC reached a determination. RT Media will follow closely to the progress.
(Source: Canon U.S.A., Canon Global, RT Media inTouch News)