February 1, 2021
Canon Inc. announced the filing of an infringement report with Amazon.ca seeking removal of an Amazon.ca listing for certain toner cartridges sold by MSQUS.
Canon’s infringement report alleged that certain model CF380A, CF381A, CF382A and CF383A toner cartridges sold by MSQUS via Amazon.ca infringed Canon’s Canadian Patent no. 2,635,791. Canon requested the removal of the corresponding listings for these products, having Amazon Standard Identification Number B081BGTKGB.
At the time of this announcement, the above identified listings were no longer available on Amazon.ca.
Canon also announced that it filed Report Infringement Forms with Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.it based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the UK and Italian portion of Canon’s European Patent EP 1 977 289 (“EP ‘289”) regarding certain models of toner cartridges offered by heshuixian jinsibocaoliangshangmaohang under the following ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers).
|UK||CE410A, CE411A, CE412A, CE413A||B08B66BDGL, B08B64S6L7, B08B65RH8X, B08B66231R, B08B661F5H|
|Italy||CE410A, CE411A, CE412A, CE413A||B085Y9ZKTY, B08B66BDGL, B08B64S6L7, B08B65RH8X, B08B66231R, B08B661F5H|
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 vendors about the takedown and the vendors may object to it.
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