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Actionable Intelligence releases white paper

April 26, 2012

Reseller Realities: Avoiding Patent Lawsuits and Infringing Cartridges to tackle increasingly prevalent litigation aspect of industry.

Actionable Intelligence has issued its latest white paper entitled Reseller Realities: Avoiding Patent Lawsuits and Infringing Cartridges, which aims to present “crucial insight on how firms that market ink and toner cartridges for digital printers and copiers can steer clear of infringing products and avoid costly patent lawsuits”.

The white paper contains overviews on noteworthy lawsuits and recent actions from Canon, Epson, HP and Lexmark, as well as containing a database of industry terminology to help readers “understand the difference between brand-new cartridges, remanufactured products, and so-called “new builds” and recognise the risks associated with marketing each different type of product”.

Charles Brewer, President, Actionable Intelligence, commented: “Making money by selling digital printers and consumables has never been more difficult than it is today […] To improve margins, more and more companies are opting to market cheap clones that blatantly infringe patents,” and remarked on the likelihood of increased patent lawsuits as companies including IT service providers vie for space in the hardcopy and maintenance markets.

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