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Canon Announces Resolution Of Patent Infringement Disputes

Monday, October 15, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

Canon today announced the resolution of patent infringement disputes with Clover Holdings, Inc., Clover Technologies Group, LLC, Clover Vietnam Co., Ltd., Dataproducts USA, LLC, Dataproducts Imaging Solutions S.A. de C.V. and CAU Acquisition Company, LLC d/b/a Cartridges Are Us (collectively, "Clover") in the International Trade Commission and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, concerning certain toner cartridges and their photosensitive drums sold for use in Canon or Hewlett-Packard laser beam printers.

As a result of the resolution, Clover has stipulated to a Consent Order from the International Trade Commission and will stipulate to a Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction from the Southern District of New York, which will prohibit Clover from making, using, selling and offering for sale in the U.S., and from importing into the U.S., the toner cartridges and their photosensitive drums which Canon accused of infringement. Clover 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.


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