May 7, 2019
Canon Inc.

U.S. International Trade Commission to Review ALJ's Determination of Noninfringement

TOKYO, May 7, 2019—In U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Investigation No. 337-TA-1106, which pertains to certain toner cartridges and photosensitive drum units sold for use in Canon and HP laser beam printers, the ITC has decided to review a decision by the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) granting summary determination of noninfringement. Shortly after the summary determination decision was issued, Canon filed a petition with the ITC requesting that it review and ultimately reverse the ALJ's decision as being based on a legally erroneous claim construction. The ITC will now review the decision to determine whether it should be reversed.

Canon maintains a wide array of intellectual property rights relating to its toner cartridge technology and will continue to enforce those rights against manufacturers and sellers of infringing products.

Throughout the development, sales and marketing process, Canon respects the intellectual property of other companies and individuals and expects others to similarly respect Canon's intellectual property rights. Canon remains committed to pursuing legal enforcement against those who do not respect Canon's intellectual property.