Tokyo District Court Case No. 2017 (Wa) 40337 of July 22, 2020 (Presiding Judge SATO)

【PATENT★★】”Information Storage Device” Patent Infringement Case (Ricoh v. Toner cartridge recycling companies): This is the first case in which the Tokyo District Court recognized the plaintiff’s acts as a violation of the Antimonopoly Act (Article 19 and Article 2, Paragraph 9, Item 6 of the Antimonopoly Act, and Paragraph 14 of the Designation of Unfair Trade Practices) and dismissed the plaintiff’s claims for injunction and compensation for damages on the grounds that said claims constitute an abuse of rights.




執筆:弁護士・弁理士 高石秀樹(第二東京弁護士会)