Cores/Empties News

When are printer cartridges exhausted?
Lexology (registration)
On May 30, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned an appeals court ruling that Lexmark, a manufacturer of printers, can use its patents to prevent other companies from selling ink-refills without its permission. This decision is likely to affect not ...

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Portland Tribune

Supreme Court to Lexmark: 'No dice'.MAJOR Implications
Portland Tribune
The Supreme Court's June 1 decision (7-1) ended decades of Lexmark lawsuits, rejecting its assertion that it controls use of empty cartridges once sold. Lexmark has been involved in dozens of lawsuits. The implications are very wide ranging for most ...

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Cook County Record

SCOTUS rules patent owners exhaust rights with sale, leaving questions for manufacturers, innovators
Cook County Record
Lexmark International suit, in which Lexmark filed legal action aimed at preventing manufacturers from buying used cartridges, refilling them with toner and reselling them. The high court further concluded that after Lexmark sold its cartridges all its ...

The US Supreme Court's decision in Lexmark could severely harm American businesses
IAM (registration) (blog)
Impression Products bought used ink cartridges that were originally manufactured and sold by Lexmark then were hacked and embedded with an unauthorised replacement chip, refilled and resold. Lexmark argued that it owned several patents related to the ...

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Cartridge recycling programme gathers speed
All willing participants needs to do is sign in and register a Lexmark account, from there a special container will be delivered to our client's offices that will store all types of empty Lexmark toner and ink cartridges. When it is full simply get ...

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Energy Collective

Ink Waste: The Environmental Impact of Printer Cartridges
Energy Collective
Unfortunately, more than 375 million empty ink and toner cartridges are thrown out every year, and end most of them end up in landfills. To get some perspective on that fact, this means that 11 cartridges per second and 1 million cartridges per day are ...

Hot Hardware

US Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments Over Your Right To Refill Ink And Toner Cartridges
Hot Hardware
Impression Products is a small business that specializes in buying and re-manufacturing used printer cartridges. Lexmark International, Inc. recently decided to add the company to a list of other business that they had decided to sue as a result of ...

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