TOKYO, May 17, 2019—Canon Inc. today announced the filing of Report Infringement Forms with Amazon.de 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 models "CB540A," "CB541A," "CB542A," "CB543A," "CE320A," "CE321A," "CE322A" and "CE323A" offered by VENUE DESIGN & CONSULTING SRL-D under the ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Number) B07F85P1H6, B078GYMSZ3, B078GRTSP9, B07DNG7JX5, B07DXWRCX9, B07DNFWWJ4, B07DNFX4W9 and B07DNF6G7N. Afterwards, Amazon took down the respective products. These products are compatible with "CB540A," "CB541A," "CB542A," "CB543A," "CE320A," "CE321A," "CE322A," and "CE323A", 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.