Category: Legal Proceedings

This Week in Imaging: “Can you turn that printer down?” Security the New ‘Speeds-and-Feeds’

By far, the most interesting news this week was HP’s new home printer, the AMP 100, which features Bluetooth speakers that are used to stream music and sound from any Bluetooth-capable device, prompting one of the folks at HP to tell us, “It’s the first time I’ve ever...

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New ‘Patent Troll’ Diversified Observation Files Patent-Infringement Lawsuit Against Konica Minolta

A new “patent troll,” Diversity Observation , has recently emerged and is targeting Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. with a patent-infringement lawsuit involving office copier/MFP technology. “Patent trolls” are typically defined as an entities holding patents but not producing any goods or services. Diversity Observation, which is based...

French Environmental Group Files Planned Obsolescence Lawsuit Against Brother, Canon, Epson, HP

France’s Le Figaro Economie reports that a French environmental association, Halte à l’Obsolescence Programmée (Stop Planned Obsolescence), has filed a lawsuit against four major printer manufacturers, Brother International, Canon Inc., Seiko Epson, and HP Inc., charging that the companies deliberately engineered their printers in order to reduce their...

Lawsuit Filed Against Xerox Alleges Excessive Fees, Unfair Penalties

The Rochester Business Journal reports that a California company has filed a lawsuit against Xerox, alleging that Xerox charged it “excessive and illegal fees” for service, equipment, and supplies. The plaintiff, Eco Farm Sales, is seeking class-action status. The suit charges Xerox with breach of contract, unlawful penalties for termination,...

This Week in Imaging: Inkjet Driving Production Printing Growth? New HP Hardware, Solutions; More

While last week we discussed the prospects of business inkjet in the office, this week’s PRINT 17 show in Chicago reminded us of the opportunities for inkjet in production and commercial printing. Two news items stuck out: Xerox’s introduction of the inkjet Trivor 2400 with its ability to...