GENERIC INK ARE UPSETTING THE OEM’s

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GENERIC INK ARE UPSETTING THE OEM’s

 user 2006-07-25 at 10:57:00 am Views: 56
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    Generic ink refills are upsetting the big printing giant
    It
    appears that third party ink refill companies need to be careful about
    their businesses. HP announced this week that it has launched legal
    action against Walgreen Co. and OfficeMax over patent infringements
    that HP says it found in multiple stores across the countries. Both
    Walgreen and OfficeMax have ink refilling stations in stores that will
    refill ink cartridges that customers bring in. Unfortunately, HP is not
    happy that customers are bringing in HP cartridges and refilling
    without genuine HP ink.
    HP says that it will protect its
    intellectual property vigorously. HP’s senior vice president Pradeep
    Jotwani said “decades of research and development investment by HP have
    resulted in more than 4,000 patents related to printing supplies,
    allowing us to deliver the superior quality and reliable printing
    experience associated with original HP supplies.” According to HP, the
    company is conducting a worldwide investigation of non-HP ink refilling
    stations in retail outfits.
    The third party ink refilling business
    is a big business and has grown over the last several years. Third
    party refills can save money, but many others have also discovered that
    using non-genuine ink tend to result in bad results. Both Walgreen and
    OfficeMax have agreed to work with HP to resolve the situation
    quickly.HP, among other ink cartridge companies, was also recently
    featured on DailyTech for its cartel-like behavior with regard to ink
    cartridges.