SCC Makes Bold Statement Regarding Recent General Exclusion Order

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SCC Makes Bold Statement Regarding Recent General Exclusion Order

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    Static Control Releases Statement Regarding Recent General Exclusion Order

    SANFORD, N.C. – (July 25, 2013) – On June 28, 2013, the United States International Trade Commission issued a General Exclusion Order (GEO) prohibiting the importation of products that infringe two U.S. patents belonging to Canon®, numbers ‘803 and ‘454, which cover the design of the gears used on the OPC drums in hundreds of Canon and HP® cartridge SKUs. The GEO concludes various legal actions which began in January 2012 against more than 30 manufacturers, importers and distributors of toner cartridges and OPC drums and ushers in a new phase of enforcement.

    Static Control recognized the potential threat of patent infringement and successfully developed a unique, fully functional gear designed to eliminate any risk of infringing Canon’s gear patents. We filed for patents in 2007 and two U.S. patents for non-twisted gears were issued to Static Control in October 2010 and December 2011. OurZeroTwist™ Gears were the first-to-market solution for remanufacturers and are stillthe only solution protectedby multiple U.S. patents.

    As we have stated for more than 18 months, our gears are safe and will not be impacted by the GEO. We take all patents extremely serious and respect the intellectual property of the OEMs through the development, engineering and manufacturing process.

    For more information regarding this and other Static Control products, contact a Static Control sales representative:
    US Headquarters: Toll-Free: +1-800-488-2426
    US Headquarters: Tel: +1-919-774-3808
    Europe Headquarters: Tel: +44-118-923-8800
    Asia Headquarters: Tel: +852-2427-6011

    Static Control is the largest manufacturer of aftermarket imaging systems and components supporting genuine cartridge remanufacturers within the global laser and ink jet industry. Sales and distribution facilities are located worldwide. Research, development, engineering and manufacturing as well as global distribution are located at Static Control’s world headquarters in Sanford, North Carolina, USA. Static Control manufactures in-house more than 10,000 imaging products and offers a product catalog of more than 14,000 imaging products to the aftermarket industry.