Canon and Katun Settle ITC and District Court Dispute
Minneapolis, MN, July 9, 2021 – In June 2021, Canon, General Plastic Industrial Co. Ltd., and Katun
Corporation agreed to resolve their pending dispute in the U.S. International Trade Commission
and U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota regarding General Plastic’s and Katun’s
alleged infringement of Canon’s U.S. Patent Nos. 10,209,667; 10,289,060; 10,289,061;
10,295,957; 10,488,814; 10,496,032; 10,496,033; 10,514,654; 10,520,881; and 10,520,882.
Canon originally filed suit on these patents in March 2021 against 26 defendants including
manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. To resolve these matters, and without admitting any
wrongdoing, General Plastic and Katun stipulated to a Consent Order from the International Trade
Commission and a Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction from the Minnesota district court,
which prohibit them from making, using, selling and offering for sale in the United States, and
from importing into the United States, the toner supply containers that Canon accused of
infringement. The terms of the resolution that have not been made public are confidential.