German Court Grants Canon Injunction in Printer-Supplies Patent-Infringement Dispute

Canon Inc. of Tokyo, Japan, reports today announced that it’s obtained a preliminary injunction granted by the District Court Düsseldorf in Germany against M & S Vertrieb Service OHG involving alleged patent-infringement of Canon printer supplies.

The preliminary injunction is based on the alleged infringement of the German portion of Canon’s European patent 2 087 407 relating to a drum unit and a process cartridge. The accused act consists of the offer and distribution of laser-printer toner cartridges comprising a drum unit via Amazon.de under the ASIN (=Amazon Standard Identification Number) B00I9BN11C, B00HFN56UE, B00IHWSUCS, B06WVB3JRW, B00IHXOQFW and B01BGQLB0O. Those cartridges replace the cartridge models HP CF226A, HP CE255X, HP CF280A, HP CF280X, HP CF287A, HP CE505A, and HP CE505X that are compatible with HP laser beam printers.

The preliminary injunction granted by the District Court Düsseldorf is not yet final. Canon can enforce the decision after service of the PI on the defendants.

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