Canon Inc Goes Down, Ninestar & Seine Image International Vindicated

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Canon Inc Goes Down, Ninestar & Seine Image International Vindicated

 user admin 2014-07-22 at 12:12:14 pm Views: 994
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    Canon Inc Goes Down,  Ninestar & Seine Image International Vindicated
    Chinese Remanufacturers Vindicated
    Canon has withdrawn its complaint against Chinese companies Ninestar and Seine Image International.

    Back on May 8, Canon lodged its complaint against many remanufacturers and distributors with the US International Trade Commission, also called the ITC.

    Canon claimed certain printer cartridges made and sold by the aftermarket infringed their patents.

    However, according to the ITC 337 Law Blog Administrative law judge David Shaw has now issued an order, granting a motion filed by Canon, to terminate the investigation against Ninestar Image Tech and Seine Image International.

    To date, 43 companies had been named by Canon in the complaint. Four companies: Provantage, Printronic, Online Tech Stores and Nectron International have conceded and are settling with Canon.

    Ninestar and Seine have now been vindicated and have not infringed Canon’s dongle gear patents.


    ALJ Shaw Terminates Investigation As To Ninestar Image Tech. and Seine Image Int’l In Certain Toner Cartridges (337-TA-918)

    Posted On: July 10, 2014   by: Eric Schweibenz
    Topics: ALJ Orders, ALJ Shaw

    On July 9, 2014, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 4 in Certain Toner Cartridges and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-918).

    By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 7, 2014 complaint filed by Canon Inc., Canon U.S.A., Inc., and Canon Virginia, Inc. (collectively, “Canon”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain toner cartridges and components thereof, namely photosensitive drum units, that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,280,278; 8,630,564; 8,682,215; 8,676,090; 8,369,744; 8,565,640; 8,676,085; 8,135,304; and 8,688,008.  See our May 8, 2014  and June 11, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and the notice of investigation, respectively.   

    According to Order No. 4, ALJ Shaw granted a motion filed by Canon to terminate the investigation based on the withdrawal of its complaint as to Respondents Ninestar Image Tech., Ltd. and Seine Image Int’l Co., Ltd.

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