TOKYO, April 2, 2020—Canon Inc. today announced that it filed Report Infringement Forms with Amazon.de, Amazon.it and Amazon.es based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the German, Italian and Spanish portions of Canon's European Patent EP 1 977 289 ("EP '289") regarding certain models of toner cartridges offered by yangquanshi chengquliupingshangdian Limited under the following ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers).
|Germany||CC530A, CC531A, CC532A, CC533A||B07V3SRKLS|
|Italy||CC530A, CC531A, CC532A, CC533A||B07V3SRKLS|
|Spain||CC530A, CC531A, CC532A, CC533A||B07V3SRKLS|
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.