TOKYO, March 27, 2019—Canon today announced the filing of a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against LD Products, Inc. for infringement of Canon's U.S. Patent No. 8,588,646.

As set forth in the complaint, LD Products sells toner cartridges that allegedly infringe Canon's patent for use in various models of Canon and HP laser beam printers. These include toner cartridges which LD Products has stated are compatible with Canon toner cartridge models 116, 131, and 131II and HP toner cartridge models 125A, 128A, 131A, and 131X. LD Products sells allegedly the infringing toner cartridges online, through, for example, its website, as well as Canon is seeking damages and injunctive relief.

Throughout the development, sales and marketing process, Canon respects the intellectual property of other companies and individuals and expects others to similarly respect Canon's intellectual property rights. Canon remains committed to pursuing legal enforcement against those who do not respect Canon's intellectual property.