News Release

May 19, 2014
Canon Inc.

Canon announces conclusion of lawsuit in U.S.

TOKYO, May 19, 2014—Canon today announced the successful conclusion of a patent infringement lawsuit against Provantage, LLC in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, concerning certain toner cartridges and photosensitive drum units sold for use in Canon and Hewlett-Packard laser beam printers.

To resolve the lawsuit, Provantage has stipulated to a Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction from the Southern District of New York, which prohibits Provantage from making, using, selling and offering for sale in the U.S., and from importing into the U.S., the toner cartridges and photosensitive drum units that Canon accused of infringing its U.S. Patent Nos. 8,135,304, 8,280,278, 8,369,744, 8,532,533, 8,565,640, and 8,630,564.

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.