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Canon Announces Resolution Of Patent Infringement Dispute


LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 6, 2012 – Canon today announced the resolution of a patent infringement lawsuit with UniNet Imaging, Inc. and UI Supplies, Inc. ("UNINET"). The resolution, reached in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, concerns certain toner bottle products sold for use in Canon copier and multifunction products (MFPs).

As a result of the resolution, UNINET has stipulated to a Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, which will prohibit UNINET from making, using, selling and offering for sale in the U.S., and from importing into the U.S., the toner bottle 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 $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.

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

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