TOKYO, March 25, 2021—Canon Inc. today announced that it filed Report Infringement Forms with Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.it and Amazon.es based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the UK, Italian and Spanish portions of Canon's European Patent EP 1 977 289 ("EP '289") regarding certain models of toner cartridges offered by JinNiuQuHeHaiRongRiYongPinJingYingBu under the following ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers).
|Italy||CB540A, CB541A, CB542A, CB543A, CC530A, CC531A, CC532A, CC533A, CF380A, CF381A, CF382A, CF383A||B07Y8H5Q1P, B07VFSR1KD, B07Y5CHWY5|
|UK||CE410A, CE411A, CE412A, CE413A||B07XRNKMDV|
|Spain||CE410A, CE411A, CE412A, CE413A||B07XRNKMDV|
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.