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Canon Announces Resolution Of Patent Infringement Dispute


LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 13, 2013 – Canon today announced the conclusion of a patent infringement dispute with Nukote, Inc. ("Nukote") in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, concerning certain toner cartridges and photosensitive drums, including any toner cartridges containing such photosensitive drums, sold for use in Canon or Hewlett Packard laser beam printers.

As a result of the lawsuit, the Southern District issued a permanent injunction prohibiting Nukote from making, using, selling and offering for sale in the U.S., and from importing into the U.S., the toner cartridges and photosensitive drums that Canon accused of infringement, including any toner cartridges containing the accused photosensitive drums.

Canon had filed suit against Nukote on January 23, 2012 in the Southern District, for infringement of Canon's U.S. Patent Nos. 5,903,803 and 6,128,454. On February 8, 2013, the Court entered default judgment and issued a permanent injunction against Nukote, permanently enjoining Nukote's sale and manufacture of the accused 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.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2012. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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