Canon has announced the conclusion of a patent infringement dispute with Nukote, Inc. in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, concerning certain toner cartridges and photosensitive drums, including any toner cartridges containing such photosensitive drums, sold for use in Canon or Hewlett Packard laser beam printers.
As a result of the lawsuit, the Southern District issued a permanent injunction prohibiting Nukote from making, using, selling and offering for sale in the U.S., and from importing into the U.S., the toner cartridges and photosensitive drums that Canon accused of infringement, including any toner cartridges containing the accused photosensitive drums.
Canon had filed suit against Nukote on January 23, 2012 in the Southern District, for infringement of Canon's U.S. Patent Nos. 5,903,803 and 6,128,454. On February 8, 2013, the Court entered default judgment and issued a permanent injunction against Nukote, permanently enjoining Nukote's sale and manufacture of the accused products.
Throughout the development, sales and marketing process, Canon respects the intellectual property of other companies and individuals and expects others 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.