December 10, 2020
Canon Inc.

Canon requests removal of toner cartridges offered by Hainberger from

TOKYO, December 10, 2020—Canon Inc. today announced the filing of Report Infringement Forms with based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the German portion of Canon's European Patent EP 1 977 289 ("EP '289") regarding the cartridge models CE410X, CE411A, CE412A, CE413A, CE320A, CE321A, CE322A and CE323A offered by Hainberger under the ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers) B00DOYSD80, B00MPOKUZ4 and B00MPQF8B8. Afterwards, Amazon took down the respective products. These products are compatible with model CE320A, CE321A, CE322A and CE323A toner cartridges 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 does not 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.