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Canon settles dispute, files more infringement forms

August 27, 2020

The District Court of Düsseldorf

The OEM announced conclusion of its dispute with Nixim Europe Ltd. and requested removals of toner cartridges offered by ShanXiBaiQuDianZiShangWuYouXianGongSi and YuLinShiHengShanQuQingLangWenTiYongPinXiaoShouZhon. from Amazon UK.

Canon Inc. and Nixim Europe Ltd., trading as “Top Cartridge,” as well as its managing directors agreed to resolve their pending patent dispute by signing a settlement agreement.

Nixim Europe Ltd. inter alia accepted a preliminary injunction (docket no. 4a O 76/18) of the District Court Düsseldorf based on the infringement of the German portion of Canon’s European Patent EP 2 087 407 B1 as final and binding between the parties.

With respect to the UK portion of EP 2 087 407 B1, Nixim Europe Ltd. has voluntarily agreed to refrain from making, offering, putting into circulation and/or importing and/or possessing laser toner cartridges comprising a drum unit with a certain coupling member for use in various models of HP and/or Canon laser beam printers in the United Kingdom.

Furthermore, Nixim Europe Ltd. has agreed to pay damages for past infringements to Canon.

Further details of the settlement agreement are confidential.

In the UK, Canon filed Report Infringement Forms with Amazon UK 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, CB543A, CC530A, CC531A, CC532A, CC533A, CF380A, CF381A, CF382A, CF383A, CE320A, CE321A, CE322A and CE323A offered by ShanXiBaiQuDianZiShangWuYouXianGongSi under the ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers) B07ZLZ4NQY, B084GHKCDV, B084FSDSBR, B083GPWC6H, B083GHX7MX, B083GHJ2S4, B07X5H5S4M, B083GHGZ82, B084GHN9JR, B084FSG62S, B083GPJ6QF, B083GJ22M5, B083GH844K, B07X4DN1BJ, B083GHYWZ9, B084GJ94XN, B084FSQ362, B083GPYRKF, B083GHQ838, B083GH9LS1, B07X4DMW6J, B083GH723D, B084GHBPBK, B084FSBJLB, B083GPP9CR, B083GHLDVH, B083GHXV8S, B07X39MSRT, B083GHS3R8, B084GHL75W, B084FSG9M4, B083GPR82J, B083GHPVVB, B083GHR58Q, B07X3BNMCV, B083GHT2HX, B07ZLM6HPY, B07ZH8RYG7, B07ZLNYDHF, B07ZH5D28Z, B07ZLX58CS, B07ZH1F21J, B07ZLZMH4R, B07ZHCCDWS, B07X3C1P9D, B07ZG8S7SS, B07YLDN9XC, B07YBQ23DD, B07XQS3N6J, B07X39RXWP, B07ZG7WY32, B07YL9DRK9, B07YBQ3DWM, B07XR6F3VL, B07ZG8WJ8F, B07XQS3V9N, B07XL5MTJS, B081G92NYQ, B083GQVK43, B083GR2GN7, B083GQSR5T, B083GQSPGK,B07ZLMSZKY and B07ZH8JL39.

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, CB543A, CE320A, CE321A, CE322A, CE323A 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.

Canon also announced the filing of Report Infringement Forms with Amazon UK 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, CB543A, CE410A, CE411A, CE412A, CE413A, CF380A, CF381A, CF382A, CF383A, CE320A, CE321A, CE322A and CE323A offered by YuLinShiHengShanQuQingLangWenTiYongPinXiaoShouZhon. under the ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers) B08144GGJW, B07SSFQ7WG, B0834HJD9R, B07SQBZMD2, B082DT9951, B082CYDFVN, B0824PYLNF, B07ZZ5HXQR, B07ZZ4ZH4Z, B07XK7LM4Z, B0818VH746, B07ZCDQPQ8, B07Z7GJGQL, B07Z5QZ9M8, B0836JC613, B0834HNNL8, B07SSFBL7R, B07SRF7226, B082DSNZPR, B07ZZ5BXQF, B07XJ5PHM8, B08196HBKQ, B07ZCFCM73, B07Z5R9ZXS, B0836PRBSP, B081SX4464, B081SP7HZD, B088Z3GMQP, B082DSWT2D, B0834HCC5X, B07ZZ4XWZ4, B07XHMWXBS, B07ZCD2VBW, B08195KQVG, B07Z5T8TKZ, B088YNR1VP, B082DTBT4P, B0834GVJPS, B07ZZ4QZNZ, B07ZCDZ7H3, B0818TTD9N, B07Z5QTD5M, B088YLX7G8, B082DSZL9S, B0834HZH9J, B07ZZ5BMLP, B07XJ666RR, B07ZCF1KVQ, B08196PFKR, B07Z5SDB6H, B083LLSNQK, B081SGC8JV, B08142SDY2, B07Z8JQ2KP, B07Z1V19N8, B081SF6Z7F, B083LJ8XQY, B081SGTT7Z, B08143Z9PS, B07Z8KJTFY, B07Z1Y7MVV, B081SGZGG5, B083LJFBZR, B081SGGVRV, B08143VTHV, B07Z8JYCNF, B07Z1Z1C1K, B081SGLJ2Z, B083L49PB9, B081SC7GJN, B08143TB3X, B07Z8K5MFQ, B07Z1YPC7J, B081SGSF46, B083LW5S93, B081SGVBKL, B081447J8Q, B07Z8K1WQ9, B07Z1YN643, B0834H16Z and B0814V37RH. 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, CB543A, CE410A, CE411A, CE412A, CE413A, CF380A, CF381A, CF382A, CF383A, CE320A, CE321A, CE322A, CE323A 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.

Amazon informed the vendors about the takedown and the vendors may object to it.

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