ITC Issues Public Version of Opinion on Canon Complaint No. 337-TA-829

The International Trade Commission (ITC) issued a public version of its opinion on Issue No. 337-TA-829 titled, Certain Toner Cartridges and Components Thereof. At issue were Canon’s two patents covering twisted prism shaped drum gear couplings.

The opinion showed sixteen respondents were found in default, one of which has been withdrawn and others were terminated by consent order. Canon filed motions for summary determination for determining it satisfied the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement, and for violation with respect to the defaulting respondents.

ITC accepted Canon’s submissions and determined “a GEO directed to all defaulting respondents was appropriate”. Also, ITC found “Canon was able to prove that the foreign defaulting respondents maintain domestic inventories and are part of a common enterprise together with the domestic defaulting respondents”.

Further, ITC explained, “As argued by Canon and the Office of Unfair Import Investigations (OUII), the remedial orders in this investigation would not harm the public interest(s), as there was no evidence that domestic demand could not be met by Canon.”

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