TOKYO, December 23, 2019—Canon today announced the filing of Report Infringement Forms with Amazon.de, Amazon.es and Amazon.it based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the German, Spanish and Italian portion of Canon's European Patent EP 1 977 289 ("EP '289") regarding certain models of toner cartridges offered by reset-chips under the following ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers).
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.