Japanese Court Ruling On Printer Cartridges Could Have Broad Patent Implications

Law360, New York (December 10, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a decision that could have broad implications for Japanese electronics makers, a Tokyo court has ruled that re-cycled printer cartridges do not infringe on Canon's patents.

The ruling was handed down in a lawsuit filed by Canon in April against Recycle Assist, a Japanese company, claiming the recycled ink cartridges the latter was importing infringed its patents.

The court ruled that recycling the original Canon ink cartridges by refilling them did not infringe Canon's patents.

Last year, Japan's Fair Trade Commission conducted an on-site inspection...
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