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  • Canon enters new patent infringement battle

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    The OEM has brought a complaint against Kostland Inc., alleging patent infringement, with a jury trial demanded.

    The Recycler has viewed court papers revealing that Canon Inc. is bringing an action for patent infringement against Kostland Inc., alleging that the Californian-based company “ships, distributes, makes, uses, offers for sale, and/or sells toner cartridges accused of infringement in this action, including under the name “4Benefit,” at one or more of the aforementioned locations.”

    The legal documents go on to say, “This is an action for patent infringement arising under the patent laws of the United States, Title 35 of the United States Code, including 35 U.S.C. §§ 271, 281, 283, 284, and 11 285.”

    In addition, the papers reveal:

    “On February 28, 2017, U.S. Patent No. 9,581,958 B2 (the “’958 patent”), titled “Process Cartridge and Image Forming Apparatus,” duly and legally issued to Canon as assignee of the inventors, Kazuo Chadani, Tomonori Mori, and Koji Hashimoto..." [read more at www.therecycler.com]