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Canon Announces Resolution Of Patent Infringement Disputes


LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. - Canon Inc. and Canon U.S.A., today announced the resolution of patent infringement disputes with twenty (20) companies including Ninestar Image Int値 Ltd. and Zhuhai Seine Technology Co., Ltd., at the International Trade Commission and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, concerning certain toner cartridges and their photosensitive drums sold for use in Canon or Hewlett Packard laser beam printers.

As a result of the resolution, Ninestar, Zhuhai Seine and the other Respondents and Defendants in those proceedings have stipulated to a Consent Order from the International Trade Commission and Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction from the Southern District of New York, which will prohibit Ninestar, Zhuhai Seine and the other Defendants from making, using, selling and offering for sale in the U.S., and from importing into the U.S., the toner cartridges and their photosensitive drums, which Canon accused of infringement.

Canon filed the complaints on June 28, 2010 for infringement of Canon痴 U.S. Patent Nos. 5,903,803 and 6,128,454, against the following twenty (20) Respondents and Defendants:

Ninestar Image Int値 Ltd.
Ninestar Technology Co., Ltd.
Ninestar Management Co., Ltd.
Zhuhai Seine Technology Co., Ltd.
Seine Image Int値 Co., Ltd.
Ninestar Image Co., Ltd.
Ziprint Image Corp.
Nano Pacific Corp.
Ninestar Tech. Co., Ltd.
Town Sky, Inc.
ACM Technologies, Inc.
LD Products, Inc.
Printer, Inc.
XSE Group, Inc. d/b/a Image Star
Copy Technologies, Inc.
Red Powers, Inc. d/b/a
Direct Billing International, Inc. d/b/a
Compu-Imaging, Inc.
EIS Office Solutions, Inc.
123 Refills, Inc.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked fourth overall in the U.S. in 2010, with global revenues of more than US $45 billion and is listed as number five in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine痴 World痴 Most Admired Companies 2011 list. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. At Canon, we care because caring is essential to living together in harmony. Founded upon a corporate philosophy of Kyosei 殿ll people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future Canon U.S.A. supports a number of social, youth, educational and other programs, including environmental and recycling initiatives. Additional information about these programs can be found at To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company痴 RSS news feed by visiting

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