News Release

May 7, 2014
Canon Inc.

Canon announces toner cartridge-related patent infringement lawsuit in Netherlands

TOKYO, May 7, 2014—Canon today announced the filing of a patent infringement suit in the Netherlands before the District Court The Hague against Seine (Holland) B.V. for infringement of Canon's European Patent (NL) number 2 087 407 by, inter alia, the importation, offer and sale of certain toner cartridges for use in various models of Hewlett-Packard laser beam printers. Canon is seeking injunctive relief and damages.

Throughout the development, sales and marketing process, Canon respects the intellectual property rights of other companies and individuals and expects others to do the same. Canon remains committed to taking legal action against anyone who does not respect Canon's intellectual property rights.