NEW YORK, September 25, 2012 – Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, led by Intellectual Property partner Christopher E. Chalsen, represented Canon USA in defense of patent infringement allegations brought by San Jose-California based Tarkus Imaging, Inc. relating to tone reproduction technology used in printers. Milbank’s team also included partner Christopher Gaspar and senior associate Nathaniel Browand.
Milbank obtained a favorable verdict in July 2012 from the Delaware jury, which determined that Canon USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon Inc. of Japan, did not infringe any of the asserted claims of the patent. The jury also ruled that Canon’s co-defendant Adobe Systems, Inc. also did not infringe on the digital imaging patent.
Tarkus Imaging’s patent-in-suit, filed in the District of Delaware, concerned pictorial digital image processing incorporating adjustments to compensate for dynamic range differences. Canon's accused products include certain inkjet printers, all-in-one printers, and related software.