December 9, 2019
Canon Inc.

Canon announces conclusion of dispute with Matthias Böhne, trading as "B + S EDV-Zubehör" and "pripa"

TOKYO, December 9—Canon Inc. and Matthias Böhne, doing business as "B + S EDV-Zubehör" and "pripa," agreed to resolve their pending patent dispute by signing a settlement agreement. Matthias Böhne inter alia accepted a preliminary injunction (docket no. 4a O 11/19) 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. Furthermore, Matthias Böhne has agreed to refrain from making, offering, putting into circulation and/or importing and/or possessing 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 all countries where EP 2 087 407 B1 is valid and in force and to pay damages for past infringements to Canon. Further details of the settlement agreement are confidential.