March 16, 2018
Canon Inc.

Canon announces the grant of a preliminary injunction for patent infringement in Germany against Biggest Discount Ltd. et al.

TOKYO, March 16, 2018 – Canon Inc. today announced that it obtained a preliminary injunction, which inter alia contains injunctive relief, granted by the District Court Düsseldorf against Biggest Discount Ltd. as well as against its managing directors. The preliminary injunction is based on the infringement of the German portion of Canon's European patent EP 2 087 407 relating to a drum unit and a process cartridge. The accused act consists in the offer and distribution of laser toner cartridges comprising a drum unit via under the ASINs (=Amazon Standard Identification Number) B00532ADSO and B002KNJKGA. These cartridges replace the cartridges CE505X and CE505A compatible with certain HP laser beam printers.

The preliminary injunction granted by the District Court Düsseldorf is not yet final. Defendants have the option to file an objection against the preliminary injunction. However, as service on Defendants was effected, Canon can enforce this decision.