News Release

February 6, 2014
Canon Inc.

Canon announces toner cartridge-related patent infringement lawsuits in U.S.

TOKYO, February 6, 2014—Canon today announced the filing of 11 patent infringement suits in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against 18 manufacturers, distributors and sellers of toner cartridges that infringe Canon's U.S. Patent Nos. 8,135,304; 8,280,278; 8,369,744; 8,433,219; 8,437,669; 8,494,411; 8,532,533; 8,565,640; and 8,630,564. The named defendants are:

Acecom, Inc. – San Antonio
American Internet Holdings, LLC
Aster Graphics, Inc.
Aster Graphics Co., Ltd.
Green Project, Inc.
Ink Technologies Printer Supplies, LLC
Innotex Precision Ltd.
International Laser Group, Inc.
Jiangxi Yibo E-tech Co., Ltd.
Linkyo Corp., Inc.
Print-Rite Holdings Ltd.
Print-Rite N.A., Inc.
Print-Rite Unicorn Image Products Co. Ltd.
Provantage, LLC
The Supplies Guys, LLC
Union Technology Int'l (M.C.O.) Co. Ltd.
Wazana Brothers International, Inc.

The infringing cartridges are sold for use in more than 50 models of Canon and Hewlett-Packard laser beam printers. Canon is seeking damages and injunctive relief.

Throughout the development, sales and marketing process, Canon respects the intellectual property of other companies and individuals and expects others to similarly respect Canon's intellectual property rights. Canon remains committed to pursuing legal enforcement against those who do not respect Canon's intellectual property.