Image Processing Technologies and Canon Settle Patent Lawsuit

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General Patent Corporation subsidiary Image Processing Technologies LLC settles lawsuit with Canon Inc. and Canon U.S.A., Inc. Canon takes a license under Image Processing Technologies patents.

Image Processing Technologies LLC (Image Processing) announced today that it has settled a patent infringement litigation with Canon Inc. and Canon U.S.A., Inc. Image Processing is a subsidiary of General Patent Corporation (GPC), the leading intellectual property boutique focusing on patent licensing and enforcement.

Image Processing sued Canon Inc. and Canon U.S.A., Inc. in the District Court for the Eastern District of New York in 2010 (CV 10–3867). The trial was scheduled to begin on April 15. The parties have resolved protracted litigation concerning Image Processing’s U.S. Patent No. 6,959,293 and reached an amicable settlement. According to court documents, Canon has taken a license under Image Processing’s patents, but other terms and conditions of the settlement are confidential.

“We are delighted to reach a settlement and to license Canon under Image Processing patents,” says Alexander Poltorak, Chairman and CEO of General Patent Corporation.

Image Processing Technologies LLC
Image Processing Technologies LLC (IPT) is patent licensing company that is a subsidiary and is managed by General Patent Corporation. IPT owns and licenses a portfolio of 11 patents related to image processing algorithms commonly used in scene detection and other features of point and shoot cameras and other applications. Non-exclusive licenses are available from IPT on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms. For more information visit

About General Patent Corporation
General Patent Corporation, headquartered in Suffern, N.Y., is a leading intellectual property boutique focusing on patent licensing and enforcement. GPC is the managing member of Image Processing Technologies LLC. General Patent represents inventors, businesses, universities and other patent owners in patent licensing and assertion matters. GPC is the oldest patent enforcement firm in the U.S. and the rest of the world. For more information, visit

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