Headline Rollup for March 28, 2017

Printer makers are fighting to make it illegal for you to refill their cartridges. Yes, it’s bonkers.

By This week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a patent dispute, Impression Products Inc. v. Lexmark International Inc. Unlike most patent cases, this one directly affects the daily lives of nearly every American. It requires the court to answer a simple question with profound implications: Does a patent holder have the power to dictate how you use a product after you buy it?

Konica Minolta announces Workplace Hub, the world’s most connected intelligent edge platform for the workplace of the future

BERLIN, Germany (24 March, 2017) – Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has introduced Workplace Hub, an innovative new enterprise IT solution that unifies all of an organisation’s technology via a single centralised platform. Designed to future-proof workplaces of every size as they work towards digital transformation, version one of Workplace Hub, available from Autumn 2017, directly addresses growing IT complexity by providing more efficient and effective management of the disparate array of tools, services and devices used by modern organisations.

Printer cartridges may change your life, even if you don’t have a printer


Does a patent holder have the power to dictate how you use a product after you buy it?

HP Accelerates Digital Reinvention of Manufacturing Industry with Open Platform and 3D Printing Materials Advancements

Unveils industry’s first 3D printing Material Development Kit, showcases world’s first 3D Open Materials and Applications Lab, highlights new materials innovations from partners

ICCE launches cartridge counterfeiting video

The video, which you can view below, features a mixture of onscreen animation, a voiceover and a couple of interviews, and starts with OEM member logos, the voiceover stating that  “as a legitimate reseller, it’s really important that you remain vigilant and make sure that you don’t sell counterfeit imaging supplies. Selling fake goods is a serious criminal offence and can result in prosecution.

Y Soft MD: Huge channel opportunities in the A/NZ enterprise office solution market

The IT industry and channel is an ever-changing beast, with significant developments and innovations emerging almost daily.

Xerox Spinoff Conduent Could Be an Activist Target

When billionaire raider-turned-activist Carl Icahn wants to split a company into two separate businesses he also often insists that the subsequently spun off unit or units are set up without anti-takeover protections.

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