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Canon Announces Resolution Of Patent Infringement Dispute

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 26, 2012 - Canon today announced the resolution of a patent infringement lawsuit with Virtual Imaging Products Inc. The resolution, reached in the International Trade Commission and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, concerns certain toner cartridges and their photosensitive drums sold for use in Canon or Hewlett Packard laser beam printers.

 As a result of the resolution, Virtual Imaging Products Inc. has stipulated to a Consent Order from the International Trade Commission and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, which will prohibit Virtual Imaging Products Inc. from making, using, selling and offering for sale in the U.S., and from importing into the U.S., these toner cartridges and their photosensitive drums.

 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. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels 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.


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

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