News Release

May 23, 2014
Canon Inc.

Canon announces patent infringement complaints in Germany

TOKYO, May 23, 2014—Canon today announced the filing of two patent infringement complaints in Germany with the District Court of Düsseldorf against "wta Carsten Weser GmbH" and "KMP PrintTechnik AG" for infringement of the German portion of Canon's European patent 2 087 407 relating to a drum unit and a process cartridge by, inter alia, the manufacturing, offer and sale of certain toner cartridges for use in various models of Canon and Hewlett-Packard German 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.