Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Aug 2010 12:42 UTC
Legal OSNews patent watch, at your service. Lexmark, apparently under new leadership who can't recall the defeat the company suffered back in 2005, is undertaking yet another attempt to block third party cartridges for Lexmark printers to enter the market. Instead of invoking the DMCA, they got clever this time and are claiming patent violations.
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Business as usual
by jaklumen on Tue 24th Aug 2010 19:03 UTC
jaklumen
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2010-02-09

I can just only hope that our hand-me-down Z52 isn't affected; we can't have the cartridges refilled anymore because our refill service says our printer is too old. (Of course, Lexmark also fought hard to make sure newer cartridges can't be refilled, either.)

Typical case of a corporation trying to protect their profits, of course, but I'd be more willing to shell out for hardware that has fewer network printing problems. Oh, but that wouldn't be THEIR business... whatever. And at best, Microsoft would be spiking the punch at the driver "party" again.

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