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The Great Office Supplies Caper

The Dongle Gear, its Priority Date & Implications for the Aftermarket!

by Ian M. Elliott | 3/21/18 7:53 AM

Market exclusivity obtained through patent protection can lead to significant economic benefits because the inventor is provided with a monopoly over the invention for the 20 year period of the patent protection. Maximizing the scope of patent...

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Topics: Industry News, Intellectual Property

Canon, the Dongle Gear, & Another Round of Litigation!

by Ian M. Elliott | 3/15/18 8:31 AM

On Friday March 2, 2018 Canon Inc. issued an announcement stating it had filed complaints with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) against 49 manufacturers, distributors, and resellers of toner cartridges and photosensitive...

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Topics: Industry News, Intellectual Property

Who, if anyone, is vulnerable to lose market share to the new Xerox?

by Ian M. Elliott | 3/8/18 8:04 AM

We think it's fair to speculate that most observers outside of Xerox (maybe many inside as well) are skeptical the proposed business combination with Fuji Xerox will be likely to make a difference. We previously formulated the argument that the...

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Topics: Industry News

Where's the upside in the Fujifilm deal to combine Fuji Xerox & Xerox?

by Ian M. Elliott | 2/22/18 7:47 AM

In part one of our assessment of the Xerox / Fuji Xerox deal, we asked the question whether or not the combination would be likely to make a difference. More specifically, what we meant was whether or not it would be likely to result in a single,...

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Topics: Industry News

Will the Fuji Xerox acquisition of Xerox make a difference?

by Ian M. Elliott | 2/13/18 7:49 AM

If there was one thing we all had a pretty good idea that something was imminent on, it was the likelihood of a major change at Xerox. The pressure from activist investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason (who, between them hold more than 15% of the...

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Topics: Business Transformation, Industry News

2017 Financial Performance, Global Office Products & Equipment Players

by Ian M. Elliott | 1/4/18 7:48 AM

We're tracking the financial performance of 26 of the major players in the imaging supplies and business equipment industry. Between them they have global sales of $420 Billion, $30 billion of EBITDA, and $100 billion of debt capacity. Of course,...

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Topics: Business Transformation, Industry News

Why Did Office Depot Buy CompuCom & Why Should Resellers Take Note?

by Ian M. Elliott | 12/15/17 7:58 AM

Our financial projections model for the office products and equipment industry is built on a number of assumptions designed to account for the overall market decline, the impact of a change in mix between monochrome and color printing, the impact...

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Topics: Business Transformation, Industry News

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