September 13, 2021
Canon Inc.

Canon announces conclusion in patent infringement dispute in Russia

TOKYO, September 13, 2021—Canon Inc. today announced the successful conclusion of a patent infringement dispute in Russia against a large supplier of printer components to the Russian market.

Canon filed a patent infringement lawsuit with the Moscow Arbitration Court against the Russian entities asserting that defendants' activity on introduction into civil circulation of certain toner cartridges infringes Canon's Russian Federation patents No. 2657119 and 2568045. On July 30, 2021, after almost two years' dispute, the Moscow Arbitration Court issued the decision in favor of Canon which, among others, confirms the infringement of the Canon's rights by in the disputable cartridges sold by LLC Topprint, and awards Canon a total of 2,500,000 rubles in compensation.

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.