Clover Imaging Group Responds to Canon’s Patent-Infringement Lawsuits
Last week, Canon Inc. of Tokyo, Japan, announced that it had taken legal action against 49 wholesalers, dealers, and sellers of non-authorized, third-party clone toner cartridges designed for use in HP Inc. laser printers. Maker of OEM-alternative toner and printer/copier supplies and parts, Clover Imaging Group recently responded to the news, stating that its third-party toner cartridges “are not implicated in this latest round of OEM patent-enforcement against against new-build compatible cartridges.”
Canon announced that it had filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) against 49 manufacturers, distributors and sellers of third-party clone toner cartridges and imaging drum units. It also filed patent-infringement lawsuits in the United States against various companies.
The CIG notice states: “Don’t take a gamble with your reputation and customers’ trust, partner with Clover Imaging Group, the manufacturer you can trust.”
The companies Canon has accused of patent-infringement consist of:
• Ninestar Technology Company Ltd. / Ninestar Corporation / Ninestar Image Tech Limited / Apex Microtech Ltd.
• Static Control Components, Inc.
• Aster Graphics, Inc./ Jiangxi Yibo E-Tech co., Ltd. / Aster Graphics Co., Ltd.
• LD Products, Inc.
• 9010-8077 Quebec Inc.
• Acecom, Inc. – San Antonio
• ACM Technologies, Inc.
• Apex Excel Limited
• Arlington Industries, Inc.
• Billiontree Technology USA Inc.
• Bluedog Distribution Inc.
• CLT Computers, Inc.
• Do It Wiser LLC
• EIS Office Solutions, Inc.
• Ereplacements, LLC
• Fairland LLC
• Frontier Imaging Inc.
• Ftrade Inc.
• Garvey’s Office Products, Inc.
• Global Cartridges
• GPC Trading Co., Limited
• Hong Kong Boze Co., Limited
• I8 International, Inc.
• Ink Technologies Printer Supplies, LLC
• Kuhlmann Enterprises, Inc.
• Linkyo Corp.
• Master Print Supplies, Inc.
• Online Tech Stores LLC / Imaging Supplies Investors LLC
• Ourway US Inc. / Kingway Image Co. Ltd. / Ourway Image Tech Co., Ltd / Ourway Image Co. Ltd. / Zhuhai Aowei Electronics Co., Ltd
• Print After Print, Inc.
• Print-Rite N.A., Inc. / Print-Rite Holdings Ltd / Union Technology Intl (M.C.O.) Co. Ltd / Print-Rite Unicorn Image Products Co. Ltd.
• Reliable Imaging Computer Products, Inc.
• The Supplies Guys, LLC
• V4ink, Inc.
• World Class Ink Supply, Inc.
• Zinyaw LLC
- March 2018: Canon Launches Massive Legal Offensive Against 49 U.S. Clone Toner-Cartridge Sellers
- October 2017: Clover Imaging Group Expands U.S. Network with Two New Distribution Centers
- March 2017: Clover Imaging Promotes TCO Tool for Dealers