Canon Wins Against ValueToner and Obtains Another Amazon Take-Down

Canon Inc. of Tokyo, Japan, today announced it’s concluded a patent infringement lawsuit against FTrade Inc., which does business under the name ValueToner, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, concerning certain toner cartridges sold for use in Canon and HP laser printers.

To resolve the lawsuit, FTrade stipulated to a consent judgment and permanent injunction from the Eastern District of New York, which prohibits FTrade from making, using, selling and offering for sale in the U.S., and from importing into the U.S., the toner cartridges that Canon accused of infringing U.S. Patent Nos. 9,746,826, 9,836,021, 9,841,727, 9,841,728, 9,857,765, 9,869,960 and 9,874,846.

New Amazon Take-Down

Canon Inc. also reported today that it filed a Report Infringement Form with Amazon Italy based on the alleged use of claim 1 and 25 of the Italian portion of Canon’s European Patent EP 2 087 407 regarding the cartridge model “CE505A” offered by YOFFICE SRL under the ASIN (Amazon Standard Identification Number) B01DWFGF08. Afterwards, Amazon took down the respective product. This product is compatible with the HP toner-cartridge model CE505A and provides inter alia a non-OEM coupling member, a non-OEM drum as well as a non-OEM housing.

Canon noted that 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 vendor about the take-down and the vendor may object to it.

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