August 27, 2020
Canon Inc.

Canon announces conclusion of dispute with Nixim Europe Ltd.

TOKYO, August 27, 2020—Canon Inc. and Nixim Europe Ltd., trading as "Top Cartridge," as well as its managing directors agreed to resolve their pending patent dispute by signing a settlement agreement. Nixim Europe Ltd. inter alia accepted a preliminary injunction (docket no. 4a O 76/18) 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 portion of EP 2 087 407 B1, Nixim Europe Ltd. has voluntarily 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 the United Kingdom. Furthermore, Nixim Europe Ltd. has agreed to pay damages for past infringements to Canon. Further details of the settlement agreement are confidential.