May 20, 2019
Canon Inc.

Canon's activities led to the removal of 35 listings from

TOKYO, May 20, 2019—Canon Inc. today announced that over the last 8 months, 35 listings offering third-party laser toner cartridges via were removed after Canon had sent information letters to vendors on or after Canon had submitted reports to using the "Amazon Reporting Tool" after considering a vendor's comments on the letter, if any. The information letters and reports describe why Canon believes a product makes use of claims 1 and 25 of the French portion of Canon's European Patent EP 2 087 407 B1 or claims 1 and 2 of the French portion of Canon's European Patent EP 1 977 289 B1, and are prepared by Canon after its technical experts for laser toner cartridges conducted a detailed examination of the products.

The "Amazon Reporting Tool" is a service offered by Amazon and does not encompass any official finding of validity or infringement of a patent. Canon appreciates the support of Amazon in protecting its intellectual property rights.