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Amazon receives more removal requests

June 22, 2020

Canon requests removal of toner cartridges offered by Northern Supplierr from Amazon Australia, by Qwen and LEDES from Amazon.com and Yulinshihengshanquxingpingriyongbaihuodian from Amazon.co.uk.

The OEM announced that it filed a Report Infringement Form with Amazon.com.au based on the alleged infringement of claim 28 of Canon’s Australian Patent Number AU2007205464 regarding the cartridge model CB540A, CB541A, CB542A, CB543A, CE320A, CE321A, CE322A, CE323A, CF210A, CF210X, CF211A, CF212A and CF213A offered by Northern Supplierr under ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers) B00LVQLLDM, B00LVQM532, B00LVQM3IE, B07GJ2T9SV, B00LVQMDAW and B00LVQMBWC.

After receipt of the Report Infringement Form, Amazon took down the respective products. These products are compatible with the OEM HP cartridge models and provide a non-OEM housing and a non-OEM force receiving device according to claim 28 of AU2007205464.

Canon also filed an infringement report with Amazon.com seeking the removal of Amazon.com listings for certain toner cartridges sold by Qwen for use in HP laser beam printers.

Canon’s infringement report alleged that certain model HP 126A and 130A toner cartridges sold by Qwen via Amazon.com infringed Canon’s U.S. Patent No. 8,688,008. Canon requested that Amazon remove Qwen’s listings for those products, namely, Qwen’s listings with Amazon Standard Identification Numbers (“ASINs”)

B07VHKQYNP, B07W1K2LM7, B07W54S1L1, B07W7HW7G2, B07VFMSPCQ, B07Z3BDFTY, B07VWPDM1Q, B07W2WGXYY, B07VWP5LKD, B07VXNMJCP, B07YFFNBCC, B07YFLL1TC, B07YFLRW8Q, B07YFLCMZK and B07YFMC23J.

At the time of this announcement, the above-identified Qwen listings were no longer available on Amazon.com.

Furthermore, Canon announced the filing of an infringement report with Amazon.com seeking the removal of Amazon.com listings for certain toner cartridges sold by LEDES for use in HP laser beam printers.

Canon’s infringement report alleged that certain model HP 126A and 130A toner cartridges sold by LEDES via Amazon.com infringed Canon’s U.S. Patent No. 8,688,008. Canon requested that Amazon remove LEDES’ listing for those products, namely, LEDES’ listings with Amazon Standard Identification Numbers (“ASINs”) B079JR1182 and B07JBC7JFJ.

At the time of this announcement, the above-identified LEDES listings were no longer available on Amazon.com.

In the UK, Canon filed Infringement Report Forms based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the UK portion of Canon’s European Patent EP 1 977 289 (“EP ‘289”) regarding the cartridge models CF210A, CF211A, CF212A, CF213A, CB540A, CB541A, CB542A and CB543A offered by Yulinshihengshanquxingpingriyongbaihuodian under the ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers) B08135RZD1, B081RGNP2R, B07Z7JZVRS, B081RGHLP1, B07Z7FM83R, B081RFG1X5, B07Z7D35G5, B07Z754DSC, B081RGSC8W, B07Z76633D, B07Z76SFWW, B081RGQDKB, B07Z7CG7B6 and B07Z78ZPGB.

Afterwards, Amazon took down the respective products. These products are compatible with the above OEM HP cartridge models CF210A, CF211A, CF212A, CF213A, CB540A, CB541A, CB542A and CB543A 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 vendors about the takedown and the vendors may object to it.

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