July 13, 2012
The OEM’s acquisition of patents continues decline since 2007, with only 756 patents obtained thus far. Trefis, a company stock analyst website, has published a review of HP’s patent portfolio from 1993 onwards. Although noting that the OEM has a “sizable and diverse patent portfolio”, with almost 30,000 active US patents and more than 4,000 […]
June 12, 2012
OEMs HP and Canon have successfully been granted refill patents in relation to both the design of a refillable ink tank and a method of refilling. Both patents may set a potentially disruptive precedent for future cases and patent applications.