June 27, 2018
Canon Inc.

Canon announces conclusion of dispute with Moreinks

TOKYO, June 27, 2018—Canon Inc. and Moreinks Ltd., as well as its managing directors agreed to resolve their pending patent dispute by signing a settlement agreement. Moreinks Ltd. inter alia accepted a preliminary injunction (docket no. 4a O 76/17) of the District Court Düsseldorf based on the infringement of the German portion of Canon's European Patent EP 2 087 407 B1 as final and binding between the parties. With respect to the English part of EP 2 087 407 B1, notwithstanding the fact that no proceedings have been issued in England and Wales, Moreinks Ltd. has voluntarily agreed to refrain from making, offering, putting into circulation and/or importing and/or owning laser toner cartridges comprising a drum unit with a certain coupling member for use in various models of HP and/or Canon laser beam printers in Great Britain. Furthermore, Moreinks Ltd. has agreed to pay damages for past infringements to Canon. The parties agreed that further details of the settlement agreement are confidential.