ITC To Probe Canon's IP Claims Over Ninestar Toner

Law360, New York (July 27, 2010, 3:36 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has voted to investigate whether toner cartridges and components made by China-based Ninestar Image International Ltd. infringe two patents held by Canon Inc.

The investigation, announced Monday by the ITC, was triggered by a complaint filed in June by Tokyo-based Canon and its U.S. affiliates, which claim that Ninestar's replaceable cartridges and photosensitive drums infringe patents for laser printer toner products.

The ITC cautioned it had not yet made any decision on the merits of the case, saying it would publish...
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