Canon announces the grant of a preliminary injunction for patent infringement in Germany against New Time Trade GmbH
Canon Inc. today announced that it obtained a preliminary injunction, which inter alia contains injunctive relief, granted by the District Court D¨ısseldorf against New Time Trade GmbH and its managing director. The preliminary injunction is based on the infringement of the German portion of Canon's European patent EP 2 087 407 relating to a drum unit and a process cartridge. The accused act consists in the offer and distribution of a laser toner cartridge comprising a drum unit via amazon.de under the ASIN (=Amazon Standard Identification Number) B00VYPUUZU. This cartridge replaces the cartridge model CE255A compatible with certain HP laser beam printers.
The preliminary injunction granted by the District Court D¨ısseldorf is not yet final. Defendants have the option to file an objection against the preliminary injunction. Canon can enforce the decision after service of the PI on the vendors.