April 12, 2019
Canon Inc.

Canon requests removal of toner cartridges offered by Consumable Direct Limited from

TOKYO, April 12, 2019—Canon Inc. today announced the filing of Report Infringement Forms with Amazon UK based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the UK portion of Canon's European Patent EP 1 977 289 ("EP '289") regarding the cartridge models "CE320A", "CE321A", "CE322A", "CE323A", "CB540A", "CB541A" and "CB543A" offered by Consumable Direct Limited under the ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Number) B00IK0J7SI, B007Y5ODKC, B007Y5OK3M, B007Y5OH1W, B00IK0IVX0, B00IK0IWM0 and B007XTYUA2. Afterwards, Amazon took down the respective products. These products are compatible with the above OEM HP cartridge models "CE320A", "CE321A", "CE322A", "CE323A", "CB540A", "CB541A", "CB543A" and provide inter alia a non-OEM housing and a non-OEM force receiving device according to claim 1 of EP '289. Furthermore, they comprise an elastic portion according to claim 2 of EP '289.

Filing a Report Infringement Form with Amazon is a service offered by Amazon and does not comprise any official finding of validity or infringement of a patent. The decision to take down a product is in the discretion of Amazon and is based on information provided by Canon.

Amazon informed the vendor about the takedown and the vendor may object to it.