News Release

November 11, 2014
Canon Inc.

Canon files suit for enforcement of patent rights

TOKYO, November 11, 2014 — Canon announced today that it has filed a suit for enforcement of its Russian Federation patent 2467370, which relates to toner cartridges (the "Patent"). The suit has been filed with the Moscow City Economic Court against the defendant ΟΟΟ "Softtrade," a distributing company.

Canon believes that certain models of cartridges sold on the Russian market under the trademark "Hi-Black" by this distributor infringe the Patent.

The purpose of the claim is to stop infringement and to collect damages for patent infringement in accordance with Russian law.

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.