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Canon Announces Resolution Of Patent Infringement Dispute


LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 16, 2013 – Canon today announced the resolution of a patent infringement dispute with Zinyaw LLC d/b/a TonerPirate.com ("TonerPirate") in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The resolution concerns 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 resolution, TonerPirate has stipulated to a Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction from the Southern District of New York, which will prohibit TonerPirate 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 which Canon accused of infringement, including any toner cartridges containing the accused photosensitive drums. TonerPirate will also make to Canon a payment of an undisclosed sum in connection with the resolution.

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 $45.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011† 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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