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The Great Office Supplies Caper

How important is the inkjet & laser status-quo for your business?

by Ian M. Elliott | 9/18/18 7:39 AM

A value proposition consists of a combination of price, quality, and service, with consumers tending to gravitate toward what they perceive as the best proposition. The speed at which the gravitation takes place is dependent on increases in the...

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Topics: Intellectual Property, Industry News, Business Transformation

Why is a transition from laser to inkjet printers going to take place?

by Ian M. Elliott | 9/4/18 6:53 AM

Ever since the transformation from impact printing (typewriters, dot-matrix, etc.) to non-impact (ink and laser) took place during the 1980's and 1990's, the dominant technologies of ink and laser have been divided as such. Laser-based technology...

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Topics: Intellectual Property, Industry News

Is Canon's dongle gear complaint at the ITC set for early conclusion?

by Ian M. Elliott | 8/1/18 7:38 AM

Almost five months after the Canon complaint was lodged with the ITC back on February 28, 2018, a significant development occurred last Friday, July 27, 2018, with the issuance of the ITC Staff's brief in preparation for the Markman hearing on...

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Topics: Intellectual Property, Industry News

The Latest Round of Dongle Gear Litigation

by Ian M. Elliott | 4/20/18 5:48 AM

Subsequent to Canon's announcement on March 2, 2018 that it had filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission alleging patent infringement by 49 manufacturers, distributors, and resellers on certain laser cartridges used...

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Topics: Intellectual Property, Industry News

The US ITC 337-TA-1106 Investigation Timeline and the Markman Hearing.

by Ian M. Elliott | 4/16/18 7:33 AM

The ITC investigation '1106 instituted March 29, 2018 has started at a fast pace. On April 5, 2018, within a week of institution, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Sandra (Dee) Lord issued order No.3 establishing the timeline for the investigation...

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Topics: Intellectual Property

Canon, the "non-dongling" dongle gear dispute and the ITC!

by Merritt R. Blakeslee | 4/9/18 7:44 AM

Canon has recently filed its third complaint within the last six years at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Canon is alleging infringement of its intellectual property rights covering the dongle gear and associated components used in...

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Topics: Intellectual Property

The Dongle Gear Respondents in the 2014 Vs. 2018 ITC Investigations

by Ian M. Elliott | 4/4/18 7:49 AM

There are similarities between the 2014 ('918) ITC investigation and the new 2018 ('1106) ITC investigation as both involve the dongle gear assembly used in certain Canon original and aftermarket alternative laser cartridges. The new complaint...

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Topics: Intellectual Property, Industry News

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