HP can scratch one of the lawsuits it is fighting off its list. On January 19, Rampage LLC voluntarily dismissed its patent-infringement lawsuit against HP Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Background Rampage LLC is a small, home-based patent-licensing company that developed and was granted U.S. patent 9,053,410 (‘the ‘410
Seven months after boosting its ownership stake in French industrial printer manufacturer MGI Digital Technology (see “Konica Minolta Increases Stake in MGI as Industrial Printing Grows”), Konica Minolta announced that it has opened a business unit in France to help nurture growth in industrial printing business in Europe. The Japanese OEM says that the new
It is no secret that Konica Minolta has been taking steps to grow its production printing business. The company kicked off September with the announcement that it was taking steps to drive production printing growth through the formation of Konica Minolta Group’s first dedicated production print sales company, Konica Minolta Pro Print Solutions Korea Ltd.
When it rains, it pours. Just yesterday, we wrote about three lawsuits recently filed against HP (see “HP Faces Suits over Age and Sex Discrimination, ERISA Litigation”). There were some similarities in these cases, enabling us to cover them in one article. But other litigation was filed against HP in August, including a patent-infringement suit
Konica Minolta plans to boost its stake in French industrial printer manufacturer MGI Digital Technology to 40.5 percent. The Japanese company announced this week that it has signed an agreement to increase its share in MGI to take advantage of projected growth in specialty decoration in the digital package printing market and 3D component printing
Last week, Eastman Kodak announced that it is planning to sell its Kodak Prosper enterprise inkjet business, including its Prosper Press Platform, Prosper S Series Imprinting Systems, and related products. If the firm does indeed find a buyer, this will be just the latest asset sale of many from Kodak over the last four years.
Just last week, Actionable Intelligence opined that one of the biggest threats facing the new HP Inc. was the patent-infringement lawsuit that Memjet filed against it in August (see “Newly Split HP Inc. Eyes A3 Copier Market, Graphics, and 3D Printing but Memjet Lawsuit Looms”). Almost all of the new markets into which HP’s printing
Well, the HP split announced a little over a year ago (see “The Great Divide: HP Splits in Two”) is now complete. What I termed “the great divide” took place at the beginning of November, although obviously there were months of preparation and steps taken in advance of the move, which established two separate publicly
On June 24, Memjet announced the opening of a new global headquarters in San Diego, CA. The 25,000-square-foot building will combine Memjet’s two previous San Diego facilities into one space. The new headquarters will house corporate offices, a demo area for customers, and “enhanced … cutting-edge” labs for ink, print head, and hardware innovation. “Memjet
After working together for more than a decade to develop technology for digital textile printing as well as the market for it, Epson Italia S.p.A., an Epson Group company, this month completed the buyout of Como, Italy-based For.Tex, a supplier of textile printing inks and manufacturer of treatment agents for the textile printing process. Epson