On July 9, 2014, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 4 in Certain Toner Cartridges and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-918).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 7, 2014 complaint filed by Canon Inc., Canon U.S.A., Inc., and Canon Virginia, Inc. (collectively, “Canon”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain toner cartridges and components thereof, namely photosensitive drum units, that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,280,278; 8,630,564; 8,682,215; 8,676,090; 8,369,744; 8,565,640; 8,676,085; 8,135,304; and 8,688,008.  See our May 8, 2014  and June 11, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and the notice of investigation, respectively.   

According to Order No. 4, ALJ Shaw granted a motion filed by Canon to terminate the investigation based on the withdrawal of its complaint as to Respondents Ninestar Image Tech., Ltd. and Seine Image Int’l Co., Ltd.