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 wants to share the story of his win against Lexmark in the US Supreme Court. Eric Smith says he was 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.
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