Top Cartridge Settles with Canon Over Infringements rtmworld

Top Cartridge Settles with Canon Over Infringements

Top Cartridge Settles with Canon Over Infringements

Top Cartridge Settles with Canon Over Infringements rtmworldNixim Europe Ltd., trading as “Top Cartridge Limited” in the United Kingdom has ended up signing a settlement with Canon Inc.

Both parties, including Nixim’s managing directors, have agreed to resolve their pending patent dispute over alleged infringements of Canon’s European patents relating to certain laser printer cartridges.

Nixim accepted a preliminary injunction (docket no. 4a O 76/18) from the District Court of Düsseldorf based on the infringement of the German portion of Canon’s European Patent EP 2 087 407 B1 as final and binding between the parties.

With respect to the UK portion of EP 2 087 407 B1, Nixim Europe Ltd. has voluntarily agreed to “refrain from making, offering, putting into circulation and/or importing and/or possessing laser toner cartridges comprising a drum unit with a certain coupling member for use in various models of HP and/or Canon laser beam printers in the United Kingdom.”

Furthermore, Nixim has agreed to pay damages for past infringements to Canon. Further details of the settlement agreement remain confidential.

Canon has also been the most diligent of OEMs in chasing down allegedly infringing cartridges sold on Amazon in Europe, as well as the Americas and Australia. Canon claims it has had thousands of different vendors and cartridges removed.



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