Canon Wins Consent Judgement Against GPC Image

Canon Inc. of Tokyo, Japan, announced yesterday that it’s concluded a patent-infringement lawsuit against GPC Trading Co., Limited, which does business under the name of GPC Image, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, concerning certain toner cartridges sold for use in Canon and HP laser printers, and which Canon says infringe on its patents.

To resolve the lawsuit, GPC Trading stipulated to a consent judgment and permanent injunction from the Eastern District of New York, which prohibits GPC Trading from making, using, selling, and offering for sale in the United States, and from importing into the United States, the toner cartridges that Canon accused of infringing its U.S. Patent Nos. 9,746,826, 9,836,021, 9,841,727, 9,841,728, 9,857,765, 9,869,960 and 9,874,846.

Earlier this year, Canon Inc. launched a massive legal offensive against clone toner-cartridge sellers, announcing 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, among them, GPC Trading. The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) responded to the complaint, announcing on March 26, 2018 that it’s voted to investigate various non-OEM, third-party toner cartridges and components manufactured and/or distributed in the United States by companies such as Ninestar, PrintRite, and GPC Trading.

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