Canon, Ninestar Settle IP Dispute Over Toner Patents

Law360, New York (April 7, 2011, 6:50 PM EDT) -- Canon Inc. and China-based Ninestar Image International Ltd. asked the U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday to end its investigation into whether Ninestar's toner cartridges and components infringed Canon's patents, saying the companies had struck a deal.

Ninestar, its affiliates and retailers targeted in the investigation have agreed to obtain a license before importing into the U.S., inducing importation, or selling before or after importation any toner cartridge or photosensitive drums covered by two of Canon's patents on laser printer toner products.

The investigation was triggered...
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