Headline Rollup for May 12, 2016

Staples and Office Depot to terminate merger agreement 

Staples has announced that on May 16, 2016, the company and Office Depot plan to terminate their merger agreement following U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia’s recent ruling granting the Federal Trade Commission’s request for a preliminary injunction to block the acquisition.

Canon announces patent infringement complaints in Brazil

TOKYO, May 12, 2016—Canon today announced the filing of two patent infringement complaints in Brazil against local companies for infringement of Brazilian Patent Nos. PI 0720506-6 and PI 0807733-9 relating, respectively, to an “electro photographic drum unit, processing cartridge and device for producing electro photographic images” and to a “developing device and device for producing electro photographic images.

Brother Creates Printer out of LEGO® Bricks for New Marketing Campaign

Brother International Europe’s UK-based marketing team has collaborated with the UK’s only LEGO Certified Professional, Bright Bricks to celebrate the launch of its new mono laser series by creating life-size models of two of the Company’s newest printers.

Lexmark Demonstrates Customer Onboarding and ID Verification Solution at Finovate Spring 2016

Comprehensive solution addresses stringent know your customer, anti-money laundering and identification verification regulations.

Printer factory granted for Bootle

Domino is a global developer and manufacturer of coding and printing technologies. The company is based near to the development site, which Redsun will acquire from the council.

Sharp may tap Hon Hai vice chairman Tai as new chief

Electronics maker Sharp Corp., currently undergoing restructuring in a buy-out by Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., is looking to appoint a close aide of Hon Hai’s chief as its new president, sources close to the matter said Thursday.

Tai Jeng-wu is vice chairman of Hon Hai, also known as Foxconn, and No. 2 to Chairman Terry Gou. He is the likely candidate to replace Kozo Takahashi as the Osaka-based firm undergoes surgery related to the takeover agreed last month.


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