TOKYO, May 17, 2019—Canon Inc. today announced the filing of a Report Infringement Form with Amazon.co.uk based on the alleged use of claim 1 of the UK portion of Canon's European Patent EP 2 087 407 regarding the drum unit models "CE505A," "CF280A," "CRG719," "CE255A" and "CE255X" offered by Badger Inks Ltd under the ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers) B0179ZNBWM, B0179ZNAKO, B01789GUJO and B00OQAWYJA. Afterwards, Amazon took down the respective products. These products are compatible with the drum unit of the OEM HP and Canon cartridge models CE505A, CF280A, CRG719, CE255A and CE255X, and provide inter alia a non-OEM coupling member and a non-OEM drum. 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.