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Jury Awards Canon Nearly $4.5 Million for Toner-Bottle Patent Infringement

BY  KATHLEEN WIRTH · 

World Intellectual Property Review reports that a federal jury has awarded Canon Inc. a $4.5
million award after finding that a plastic manufacturer and a toner company “wilfully infringed”
upon a Canon patent involving Canon toner bottles.
The jury handed won the verdict on Monday, June 19th, at the US District Court for the
Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division. The jury found that two companies  infringed
on the Canon patent: General Plastic, which it order to pay Canon $3.7 million, and Color
Imaging, which it ordered to pay Canon $730,000.
In 2011, Canon sued both companies for infringing upon its patent, number 7,647,012, that
related to toner bottles used for supplying product Canon imageRUNNER copier/MFPs with
toner..
Canon said in its complaint: “Defendants market their toner bottle products as purported
alternatives to genuine toner bottle products manufactured by Canon and sold under the
Canon brand name…. Defendants’ acts complained of herein are damaging and will
continue to cause irreparable injury and damage to Canon for which there is no adequate
remedy at law.”
The jury unanimously found that Canon had successfully proven that the parties infringed
upon the ‘012 Canon patent.

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