November 16, 2018
Canon Inc.

Canon announces conclusion of dispute with Biggest Discount Limited

TOKYO, November 16, 2018–Canon Inc. and Biggest Discount Limited as well as its managing directors agreed to resolve their pending patent dispute by signing a settlement agreement. Biggest Discount Limited inter alia accepted a preliminary injunction (docket no. 4a O 136/17) 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 UK part of EP 2 087 407 B1, Biggest Discount 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 sold for use in various models of HP and/or Canon laser beam printers in the UK. Furthermore, Biggest Discount has agreed to pay damages for past infringements to Canon. Further details of the settlement agreement are confidential.