Canon Files Another Patent Infringement Complaint in Germany

Canon announced it has filed a patent infringement complaint with the District Court of Düsseldorf in Germany. The complaint is against Mr. Thomas Zenkel, Owner of the domain “” who is alleged to have infringed the German portion of Canon’s European patent 2,087,407.

The alleged infringement involves a drum unit and a process cartridge by, inter alia (among other things), the offering and sale of certain toner cartridges for a variety of models of HP German laser beam printers.

Canon says it is now seeking injunctive relief and damages. The OEM claims it will always be committed to “taking legal action against anyone who does not respect Canon’s intellectual property rights”.

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