March 17, 2020
Canon Inc.

Canon requests removal of toner cartridges offered by SCH ENTERPRISES LIMITED via Amazon

TOKYO, March 17, 2020—Canon announced today that it filed Report Infringement Forms with,, and based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the German, UK, Italian and Spanish portions of Canon's European Patent EP 1 977 289 ("EP '289") regarding certain models of toner cartridges offered by SCH ENTERPRISES LIMITED under the following ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers).

Country Cartridge models ASIN
Germany CE413A, CC533A, CRG718M B07C843M8D
UK CC533A B07C843M8D
Italy CC533A B07C843M8D
Spain CC533A B07C843M8D

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.