February 10, 2014 - Canon filed 11 patent lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against 18 companies who manufacture, distribute and/or sell toner cartridges that Canon claims infringe nine of its patents.
The defendants are Acecom, Inc. (San Antonio), American Internet Holdings, LLC, Aster Graphics Inc., Aster Graphics Co. Ltd., Green Project Inc., Ink Technologies Printer Supplies LLC, Innotex Precision Ltd., International Laser Group Inc., Jiangxi Yibo E-tech Co., Ltd., Linkyo Corp., OnlineTechStores.com, Inc., Print-Rite Holdings Ltd., Print-Rite N.A. Inc., Print-Rite Unicorn Image Products Co. Ltd., Provantage LLC, The Supplies Guys LLC, Union Technology Int’l (M.C.O.) Co. Ltd., and Wazana Brothers International Inc.
The infringing toner cartridges are sold for use in over 50 models of Canon and Hewlett Packard laser printers.