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  • Federal Circuit Decision in Favor of Static Control and Aftermarket

    Static Control secures key win in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit with the decision made on April 20 in favor of Static Control and the other intervenors in Canon Inc. v. ITC.

    “We see this as another huge win for the aftermarket,” said Static Control’s General Counsel Elizabeth McKee. “This decision upholds the ruling that Static Control’s products did not infringe the asserted Canon patents. Specifically, this was a Rule 36 affirmance, which means the evidence presented to the Federal Circuit was so clear that the Court did not believe it necessary to issue a formal opinion. As always, Static Control will continue to defend the aftermarket and remain vigorous in our defense of designs which do not infringe valid claims of OEM patents.”

    For Canon to pursue this matter further they would either need to seek review en banc with the Federal Circuit or file a petition for certiori to the United States Supreme Court.

    The decision comes after oral arguments were heard on April 10 at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit where Canon had appealed hoping to overturn the March 2019 ruling that held that Static Control and other aftermarket providers did not infringe Canon’s patents.