January 25, 2021
Canon Inc.

Canon Announces Judgement of Acceptance Against Tito-Express IP & Marketing GmbH and its Managing Director of District Court Düsseldorf

TOKYO, January 25, 2021—Canon Inc. announced today that the District Court Düsseldorf issued a judgement of acceptance (docket no. 4a O 33/19) in the patent infringement proceedings against the German company Tito-Express IP & Marketing GmbH, doing business as "Tito-Express", and its managing director after Defendants acknowledged all claims asserted by Canon. The decision is based on infringement of the German portion of Canon's European Patent EP 1 977 289 B1 (in the following: "EP '289") and concerns the offering and distribution of certain laser toner cartridges including a developing unit moveable relative to the drum unit when receiving force via a force receiving device through, inter alia,, and via the eBay shop "Tito-Express-Shop". According to the decision, Tito-Express IP & Marketing GmbH as well as its managing director are, inter alia, enjoined from offering for sale and distributing certain laser toner cartridges that make use of EP '289 and, furthermore, paid damages to Canon Inc. The cartridges at issue can replace the OEM cartridge models HP CC530A, HP CC531A, HP CC532A, HP CC533A, HP CB540A, HP CB541A, HP CB542A and HP CB543A as well as the models HP CE320A, HP CE321A, HP CE322A and HP CE323A which are compatible with HP laser beam printers.