Canon Wins Lawsuit Against OOO Softtrade, which Must Destroy Toner Cartridges


Canon Inc. of Tokyo reports that it’s successfully  concluded a toner-cartridge patent-infringement dispute  in Russia before the Moscow State Arbitration Court against ООО Softtrade’s alleged infringement of Canon’s Russian Patent No. 2467370. In its lawsuit, Canon contended that certain toner cartridges designed for use in Hewlett-Packard laser printers and marketed by OOO Software infringed upon its Russian patent.

In the September 8, 2015 ruling, the Russian court has satisfied all of Canon’s claims, and has barred ООО Softtrade from selling the toner cartridges. OOO Softtrade is also required to destroy the toner cartridges at its own expense, as well as to publish at its own expense the court decision in the official bulletin of the federal executive authority concerning intellectual property. A declaratory decision on liability for damages is also included in the decision.

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