TOKYO, December 6, 2019—Canon Inc. today announced that it filed Report Infringement Forms with Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.it and Amazon.es based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the Germany, UK, Italian and Spanish portion of Canon's European Patent EP 1 977 289 ("EP '289") regarding certain models of toner cartridges offered by zhuhai hezhong maoyi youxian gongsi under the following ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers).
|Germany||CC530A CC531A CC532A CC533A||B07GB4HH3L|
|UK||CC530A CC531A CC532A CC533A||B07GB4HH3L|
|Italy||CC530A CC531A CC532A CC533A||B07GB4HH3L|
|Spain||CC530A CC531A CC532A CC533A|
CF380X CF381A CF382A CF383A
Afterwards, Amazon took down the respective products. These products are compatible with the OEM HP cartridge models 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 doesn't 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.