Canon Inc. and Canon U.S.A., Inc. today announce final victory in their defense of a long-term patent dispute against Technology Properties Limited LLC (TPL) and MCM Portfolio LLC (MCM). In March 2012, Plaintiffs TPL and MCM commenced litigation against Canon in both the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and the U.S. District Court, accusing nearly 200 Canon products of infringing U.S. patents relating to flash memory card readers. In December 2013, Canon prevailed at the ITC on grounds of non-infringement. Additionally, in September 2016, the district court ruled in Canon's favor and held that none of Canon's accused products infringe any of the asserted claims of the patents-in-suit. Canon then sought—and was awarded—its attorneys' fees in the amount of nearly $1.8 million (USD).
TOKYO, August 2, 2018—Canon Inc. and Coemedia GmbH, as well as its managing director agreed to resolve their pending patent dispute by signing a settlement agreement. Coemedia inter alia accepted a preliminary injunction (docket no. 4a O 92/17) of the District Court Düsseldorf based on the infringement of the German portion of Canon's European Patent EP 2 087 407 B1 as final and binding between the parties. Furthermore, Coemedia has to pay damages for past infringements to Canon. Further details of the settlement agreement are confidential.