Arlington Industries will default in Canon’s Section 337 investigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). In other news related to Canon’s U.S. dongle gear toner cartridge litigation, a consent order and permanent injunction enjoining Fairland, LLC (doing business as ProPrint) from infringing Canon’s patents has now been entered by a federal court. To keep
1. As Amazon Has Grown So Has the Number of Printer Supplies Sold on Its Marketplace Amazon’s rise has sparked a fundamental shift toward e-commerce that has altered how consumers and even businesses purchase products, including the ink and toner cartridges used in printers. Today, a huge number of printer supplies are sold on Amazon.
As we detailed in Part 3 of this series, printer OEMs are doing a lot to stop sellers from hawking counterfeit and infringing printer supplies on the Amazon marketplace. These efforts include following Amazon’s take-down procedures, filing a bevy of lawsuits against sellers, and working closely with authorities worldwide on enforcement issues to prevent the importation
Canon’s seemingly endless efforts in Germany to enforce its intellectual property on a so-called dongle gear design employed in Canon and HP all-in-one toner cartridges continued on May 14 with the news that the OEM has been awarded a preliminary injunction by the District Court Düsseldorf against Grey Systems GmbH and its managing director. According
The Age of Amazon has wrought changes that are both beneficial and detrimental to consumers, other businesses, and communities. Plenty of articles have been devoted to the “Amazon problem,” whether that means the closing of retail stores and emptying malls and strip malls, the bankruptcies of once-major retail chains, the types of jobs lost and
As we explored in Part 1 of this series, over the last 24 years, Amazon has grown to become a critical channel for a wide variety of products, including printer supplies. Gaining access to tens of millions of customers has been great for ink and toner cartridge vendors, but Amazon has also adversely affected the industry.
On May 9, Canon issued an announcement that should worry aftermarket supplies industry players: it has filed a second lawsuit against Ink Technologies Printer Supplies LLC in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. This is not the only litigation from Canon that Dayton, OH-based Ink Technologies Printer Supplies is facing. The company,
Of the many forces shaping the imaging supplies industry today, one stands out as having truly transformed how all industry participants do business and the market conditions they face: e-commerce and the rise of online marketplaces. Today, there are many online marketplaces including Taobao, Tmall, eBay, and JD.com. While it may no longer be the
As the weeks pass since Canon filed its toner cartridge patent-infringement complaints before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and in U.S. district court, we are learning more about how various respondents/defendants will respond—or not—to Canon’s claims that they have infringed its dongle gear patents. Over the past couple of weeks, two more defendants, 9010-8077
Australian consumer protection officials have ordered HP to compensate customers who unknowingly bought HP inkjet printers with firmware that prevented the use of non-OEM ink cartridges. According to multiple media reports, including ChannelNews, Computerworld, and ZDNet, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said HP Inc. subsidiary HP PPS Australia Pty Ltd. failed to disclose to