December 23, 2019
Canon Inc.

Canon requests removal of toner cartridges offered by reset-chips via Amazon

TOKYO, December 23, 2019—Canon today announced the filing of Report Infringement Forms with, and 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).

Country Cartridge model ASIN
Germany CB541A B00IK0IWM0
Spain CB541A B00IK0IWM0
Italy CB541A B00IK0IWM0

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.