Japanese Court Ruling On Printer Cartridges Could Have Broad Patent Implications
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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