TOKYO, July 15, 2020—Canon Inc. announced today that it filed Report Infringement Forms with Amazon.de, Amazon.it, Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.es based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the German, Italian, UK and Spanish portions of Canon's European Patent EP 1 977 289 B1 ("EP '289") regarding certain models of toner cartridges offered by Printperfect Ltd, trading on Amazon as "PerfectPrint," under the following ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers).
|Germany||CC530A, CC531A, CC532A, CC533A, CB540A, CB541A, CB542A, CB543A, CF210A, CF211A, CF212A and CF213A||B00MNMKLC0, B00MMKEGQU, B00AIQ2AFY, 9088000360, 9088000379, 9088000387, B00APXK6SI, 9088000727, 9088000735, 9088000743, 9088000751, B00BEVUPO0|
|UK||CC530A, CC531A, CC532A, CC533A, CB540A, CB541A, CB542A, CB543A and CF210A||B00APXK6SI, B00AIQ2AFY, B00BEVUPO0|
|Italy||CC530A, CC531A, CC532A, CC533A, CB540A, CB541A, CB542A, CB543A and CF210A||B00MNMKLC0, 9088000727, 9088000735, B00APXK6SI, B00AIQ2AFY, B00BEVUPO0|
|Spain||CC530A, CC531A, CC532A, CC533A, CB540A, CB541A, CB542A, CB543A, CF210A, CF211A and CF213A||B00MMKEGQU, 9088000360, 9088000387, 9088000727, 9088000735, 9088000743, B00APXK6SI, 8182149290, B00AIQ2AFY, B00BEVUPO0, 9088000751|
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.