May 14, 2019
Canon Inc.

Canon requests removal of toner cartridges offered by PRINT KLEX GMBH & CO. KG from

TOKYO, May 14, 2019—Canon Inc. today announced the filing of a Report Infringement Form with based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the German portion of Canon's European Patent EP 1 977 289 ("EP '289") regarding the cartridge model "CE320A" offered by PRINT KLEX GMBH & CO. KG under the ASIN (Amazon Standard Identification Number) B07D8RM1X1. Afterwards, Amazon took down the respective product. This product is compatible with the OEM HP cartridge model CE320A and provides inter alia a non-OEM housing and a non-OEM force receiving device according to claim 1 of EP '289. Furthermore, it comprises 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.