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David Gibbons 11 December, 2017 at 4:03 am

David Gibbons, Director of RT Media, has 40 years of experience, knowledge and skills in business (management, consultancy, strategic planning) and communication (teaching, event management, fundraising, journalism, broadcasting and new/digital media—social, website, app development). RT Media is a major provider of news and business opportunities for the global printer cartridge remanufacturing industry.

The global CEO of Cartridge World has responded to reports about Cartridge World going into bankruptcy in Germany. Rod Young has told us here at RT Media the cartridge store network in Germany was restructured many months ago. Young says the original company structure was terminated amicably and a new B2B business model has been implemented. He claims the wind up of the former company is a procedural matter and will not impact Cartridge World in any way.

The boss of Impression Products has agreed to share the story of his win against Lexmark in the US Supreme Court. Eric Smith has allegedly been offered millions to dump the case originally brought on by Lexmark 7 years ago. Smith will share his story at the upcoming RemaxWorld Summit in Zhuhai on October 11.

Shipments of monochrome laser printers have grown 19.1% thanks mainly to HP and Canon. These results have just been published in the International Data Corporation’s quarterly Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. In addition, inkjet printer shipments rose 2.9% compared to the same time last year. Laser printer shipments expanded 1.7%. HP remains the top OEM with a 1.3% shipment growth. Second-ranked Canon, third-ranked Epson, and fourth-ranked Brother also saw positive year-on-year growth. Fifth-placed Samsung declined 5.7% year over year.

HP’s president and CEO Don Weisler is also excited about the company’s third quarter. HP Inc earned US$13.1 billion in the quarter, up 11% compared with the same time last year.

Amazon vendor Jakubowski und Gert has agreed to cease and desist the sale and distribution of laser toner cartridges that infringe Canon’s infamous dongle gear patent 407. This follows news last week that Canon is taking action against Coemedia, Printperfect, Moreinks, Consumable Direct and Vertrieb Service for infringing the same patent, also in Germany.

Epson has won its patent infringement case against Soldcrazy by default. In court documents provided to RT Media, Soldcrazy failed to plea or defend its actions before the United States District Court for the Central District of California.  Soldcrazy sold the ink cartridges on their website and through online retailers such as Amazon and Walmart under the Love toners trading name.

In other OEM news:

  • Canon has partnered with three local service centres across three major cities in Nigeria, to strengthen its presence there;

  • Toshiba’s decision to delay again the sale of its flash memory chip unit has left the struggling electronics maker with very little time to avoid being delisted from the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

And in people news:

  • Christian Pepper has been snapped up as president of LD Products new Channel Partner Division. LD Products claims to be the world’s largest independent retailer of aftermarket consumables on the internet.

  • Bob Ishida has been appointed to the position of CEO of Sharp Europe.

  • And Fuji Xerox has created the new position of Chairman of the Board in Australia and New Zealand. Hirokazu Komaki will move there and provide direct accountability to Tokyo following the widely publicized inappropriate accounting practices in Australia and New Zealand.

You can read more breaking news every day on our website at rtmworld.com/2d Or get a copy of our monthly news and views magazine with Print-Rite’s founding president Arnald Ho on the front cover this month. Ho has given RT Media an exclusive interview about his 7 million dollar deal with the Pelikan brand.

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