Canon Announces The Resolution of Two Patent Infringement Lawsuits

Canon today announced the resolution of a patent infringement lawsuit against Polek & Polek Inc., concerning certain Polek & Polek’s toner bottle products and a patent infringement lawsuit against Copylite Products Corp. and Copylite Products, LLC. ("Copylite"), concerning certain Copylite toner bottle products, both sold for use in Canon copier and multifunction products (MFPs).

As a result of the lawsuit, Polek & Polek has discontinued U.S. sales and manufacturing of its PP1221, PP1225, PP1244 and PP1245 toner bottle products, which it previously marketed for use in certain Canon imageRUNNER copiers and MFPs (including model numbers: 2230; 2270; 2830; 2870; 3035; 3045; 3530; 3570; 4570; 5070; 5570; 5570N; 6570; 6570N; 7086; 7095; 7105; 5050; 5055; 5065 and 5075) pursuant to a stipulated injunction entered by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia prohibiting Polek & Polek, during the life of Canon’s U.S. Patent No. 7,647,012, from selling such products and otherwise infringing Canon’s patent.

Canon Inc. had filed suit against Polek & Polek Inc. on June 29, 2010 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, for infringement of Canon’s U.S. Patent No. 7,647,012. On September 16, 2010, the Court issued the injunction by consent of the parties, permanently enjoining Polek & Polek’s sale of the above products.

As a result of the lawsuit, Copylite has discontinued U.S. sales and manufacturing of its TON3570, TON5570, TON7095 and TON5075 toner bottle products, which it previously marketed for use in certain Canon imageRUNNER copiers and MFPs (including model numbers: 2230; 2270; 2830; 2870; 3025; 3025N; 3030; 3035; 3035N; 3045; 3045N; 3225; 3230; 3235; 3235I; 3235N; 3245; 3245N; 3530; 3570; 4570; 5070; 5570; 5570N; 6570; 6570N; 7086; 7095; 7105; 5050; 5055; 5055N; 5065; 5065N; 5075 and 5075N) pursuant to a stipulated injunction entered by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia prohibiting Copylite, during the life of Canon’s U.S. Patent No. 7,647,012, from selling such products and otherwise infringing Canon’s patent.

Canon Inc. had filed suit against Copylite on June 29, 2010 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, for infringement of Canon’s U.S. Patent No. 7,647,012. On September 16, 2010, the Court issued the injunction by consent of the parties, permanently enjoining Copylite’s sale of the above products.

Throughout the development, sales and marketing process, Canon respects the intellectual property of other companies and individuals and expects these entities to similarly respect Canon’s intellectual property rights. Canon remains committed to pursuing legal enforcement against those who do not respect Canon’s intellectual property.

 

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