TOKYO, March 5, 2020—Canon announced today that it filed Report Infringement Forms with Amazon.de and Amazon.it based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the German and Italian portions of Canon's European Patent EP 1 977 289 ("EP '289") regarding certain models of toner cartridges offered by WuTaiXianYunFeiYangBanGongYongPinJingYingBu under the following ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers).
|Germany||CB540A, CB541A, CB542A, CB543A||B07XHXWTJ3|
|Italy||CB540A, CB541A, CB542A, CB543A||B07XHXWTJ3|
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.