Katun Responds to Canon’s Patent Lawsuit
MINNEAPOLIS – (May 13, 2014) – Recently Canon filed suit in the U.S. against a number of companies, including Katun, asserting potential patent infringement of certain Canon patents, specifically as it relates to a “dongle-type rotating arm” (i.e., a coupling mechanism at the end of the drum). Canon originally filed this suit in February of this year, naming 18 parties, and amended its filing May 7th, to now include 33 parties.
“For 35 years Katun has led the industry in providing IP-compliant, high quality, OEM-equivalent, aftermarket product,” explains William McIntyre, Sr. Vice President & General Counsel for Katun Corporation. “We continue to make significant annual investment in support of our robust processes for ensuring IP compliance, which are supported by our team of in-house Intellectual Property attorneys who, combined, have more than 20 years of IP and industry experience. Accordingly, Katun is confident the product we are selling is IP compliant. Our subject matter expertise is a key component of our product strategy and will be the driving factor in bringing this issue to resolution.”
About Katun Corporation
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Katun Corporation is one of the world’s leading suppliers of OEM-compatible imaging supplies, photoreceptors, fuser rollers, parts and other products and services for printers, copiers and MFPs. With 35 years of imaging industry expertise, the privately held Katun serves 14,000 customers worldwide. For more information, visit Katun online at www.katun.com.