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Brother makes buying toner less of a bother with intelligent refill subscriptions
Digital Trends
Buying toner can be a pain, but now Brother is allowing users to get new cartridges automatically with predictive software and a signal from the printer. Brother Refresh is an automatic toner service it's like Amazon Dash, but without even needing ...

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Impression Products v. Lexmark Intl: Doctrine of Patent Exhaustion ...
The National Law Review
Doctrine of patent exhaustion limits ability of patent holder to control future sale, use of individual items that contain or use patented technology.

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US Supreme Court Says No to Post-Sale Restrictions Under Patent Law
Lexology (registration)
Because printer cartridges are very expensive in comparison to the toner contained inside, and the toner cartridges can be refilled with toner and used again, a market developed to refill and resell Lexmark's printer cartridges. In response to this ...


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Cartridge World store is back in Traverse City
Traverse City Record Eagle
If a cartridge can't be refilled, it is shredded and melted down at the plant so it can be recycled. It takes 4,000 years for a cartridge to break down in a landfill, Cole said. There's a million in a day thrown away in a ... program offers a free ...


When are printer cartridges exhausted? - Lexology
Lexology (registration)
On May 30, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned an appeals court ruling that Lexmark, a manufacturer of printers, can use its patents to prevent

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TG Daily (blog)

How to Recycle Your Ink and Toner Cartridges?
TG Daily (blog)
First of all, you can protect the climate of the earth by reusing ink and toner cartridges as these are good to use 6 times. Further, you can refill them with proper materials and continue your office working. This is an ordinary idea for the businessmen.


Exhausted: Courts Reject Restraints On Alienation Of IP
Law360 (subscription)
Impression Products also imported to the United States refilled Lexmark toner cartridges that Lexmark sold abroad. Lexmark sued Impression Products for patent infringement. At issue in the case was whether Lexmark exhausted its patent rights (1) when ...


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