Fuji Photo Film Co. said Wednesday the Court of Appeals for the U.S. Federal Circuit has decided in favor of Fuji’s claim that a U.S. firm infringed upon its patents for single-use cameras.

The decision upheld an earlier New Jersey District Court ruling that ordered Jazz Photo Corp. and its principal, Jack Benun, to pay Fuji $30 million in damages for the infringement, which was carried out through sales of reconstructed and newly made single-use cameras, the firm said.

The U.S. International Trade Commission has also ordered Jazz Photo and Benun to pay about $13.8 million in civil penalties for violating an earlier ITC order banning the importation and sale of One-Time-Use Cameras that infringe upon the patents, it said.

The penalties are the largest ever levied by the ITC for an unfair trade practice, Fuji Photo said.

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