Hewlett-Packard on Thursday announced it has dropped a patent infringement charge against LexJet Corporation over the type of ink used in remanufactured HP print cartridges.
In exchange, LexJet has agreed to alter the recipe used to make its ink as well as pay HP an undisclosed sum.
HP originally filed suit against Florida-based LexJet on May 22.
LexJet is one of many companies that take used HP ink cartridges and resell them with their own ink inside. It's a sensitive topic for HP, one of the world's largest producer of printers and ink cartridges, which has sued several … Read more
Inkjet technology isn't just for printers.
Hewlett-Packard has agreed to license its patent on inkjet for use in a treatment system for people suffering kidney failure, according to HP's director of IP licensing, Charlie Chapman.
Sure, the two might sound completely unrelated, but HP's done something similar before: last year, another medical services company licensed inkjet intellectual property to administer vaccines.
But this time, HP will allow Home Dialysis Plus, a new company still gathering funding, to use HP's "fluid management" technology used in inkjet printers.
HP uses it to create calculated mixtures of … Read more
Would you pay $38 to cut the (printer) cord? You should--if you're in the market for a new printer anyway. Circuit City has the Lexmark Z1480 color inkjet on sale for $37.96 shipped (plus tax in most states). This is a fairly basic printer, but its Wi-Fi acumen means you can stick it anywhere and have one less cable mucking up your office.
The Z1480 includes both USB and 802.11g interfaces and runs on Windows and Mac systems. It's a dual-cartridge printer that promises color output at resolutions up to 4800x1200 dpi. A set of replacement cartridges will run you about $40 … Read more