TOKYO, January 31, 2022—Canon Inc. today announced that it filed an Infringement Report Form with Amazon.de based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 44 of the German portion of Canon's European Patent EP 3 470 931 ("EP '931") regarding certain toner cartridges offered by xianshi yanliangqucanranbaihuoshanghang under the following ASIN (Amazon Standard Identification Number).
The reported cartridges are intended for use in HP printers and compatible with OEM HP cartridges. The cartridges contain new – non-OEM – components, including the housing comprising a slit, the photosensitive member, the coupling portion and the gear portion according to claim 1 and claim 44 of EP '931. As a result of the Infringement Report, Amazon removed the respective cartridge offer.
Filing an Infringement Report 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.