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Canon Admits that Aster’s New Design Solution Does Not Infringe

Canon Admits that Aster’s New Design Solution Does Not Infringe 

Aster is proud to be the first imaging products producer to provide solutions for ALL accused products named in the current ITC 337 Investigation. As noted in Canon’s August 17 “SUPPLEMENT TO JOINT STIPULATION REGARDING REPRESENTATIVE ACCUSED PRODUCTS,” Canon has admitted that Aster’s new design does not infringe and that the new design would not be subject to any exclusion order the ITC may issue. Aster’s newly designed toner cartridges include alternatives to the HP CF226/CF287, HP CE505/CF280 and HP CE255, all of which are NOW AVAILABLE!

Below are related sections of the Stipulation: 

Canon and Aster agree that the following products that were made available for inspection and provided to Canon’s counsel, but which Canon has not accused of infringing any of the asserted claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,746,826; 9,836,021; 9,841,729; 9,857,764; 9,857,765; 9,869,960; and 9,874,846, shall be outside the scope of any remedial orders that may be issued at the conclusion of the investigation:

  • AN-H0505A/AN-H0280A/AN-C0119A/AN-C0120 products having the same design as the physical samples produced with Bates numbers ASTER PX001A-B;
  • AN-H0505X/AN-H0280X/AN-C0119X products having the same design as the physical samples produced with Bates numbers ASTER PX002A-B;
  • AN-HF226A/AN-HF226X/AN-C0052A/AN-C0052X products having the same design as the physical samples produced with Bates numbers ASTER PX003A-B;
  • AN-HF287A/AN-C0041A products having the same design as the physical samples produced with Bates numbers ASTER PX004A-B;
  • AN-HF287X/AN-C0041X products having the same design as the physical samples produced with Bates numbers ASTER PX005A-B;
  • AN-H0255AU/AN-C0324A products having the same design as the physical samples produced with Bates numbers ASTER PX006A-B; and
  • AN-H0255XU/AN-C0324X products having the same design as the physical samples produced with Bates numbers ASTER PX007A-B.

Aster Graphics has ascended to a leadership position in the imaging supply industry by producing products that are embedded with our own design innovations, many of which are protected by Aster’s valid and enforceable U.S Patent and Trademark office registered patents.  Aster products have never been subject to a seizure order and our product supply has never been interrupted.  Aster became the first company to attain a solution to the 2012 337-ta-829 GEO by introducing our own Gear Tek products (covered by Aster’s own U.S. Patent NO. 8,805,242) which was approved by the United States Customs. Similarly, during the 337-ta-918 investigation filed by Canon in 2014, Aster’s Smart Gear products (covered by Aster’s own U.S. Patent NO. 8,731,435) were approved by the United States Customs, and Aster again became the first company to overcome the GEO of 337-ta-918.

About Aster Graphics

Aster Graphics is a global organization that manufactures and distributes printer consumable products. With operations in Asia, North America and Europe, Aster’s customers are supported by knowledgeable company representatives that are close to the geographical markets served. Aster Graphics products are delivered through an extensive global network of wholesale, distributor and retail channel partners. Aster’s main production facility is located in JiangXi, China and is led by the most experienced team of veterans in the industry, including patent, customs and international trade lawyers.

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