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HP inkjet printers refuse to accept third-party ink cartridges after stealth firmware update

HP inkjet printers refuse to accept third-party ink cartridges after stealth firmware update Multiple models in HP’s OfficeJet, OfficeJet Pro, and OfficeJet Pro X were all affected, even though none of these models had seen a firmware update in the past six months.“The purpose of this update is to protect HP’s innovations and intellectual property,” HP said in a statement.

HP backtracks on third-party ink cartridges, reserves right to lock them out it in the future

HP backtracks on third-party ink cartridges, reserves right to lock them out it in the future Now, HP is walking back its new firmware — but it won’t promise not to reactivate it at a later time.The nature of that “almost” is where HP and other OEM ink manufacturers do have a small point.

Supreme Court to Lexmark: You Can't Lock Ink Cartridges to Stop Refills

Supreme Court to Lexmark: You Can't Lock Ink Cartridges to Stop Refills In an opinion by Chief Just John Roberts, “Lexmark exhausted its patent rights” once it sold the cartridge.Perhaps mindful that it was on difficult legal ground, Lexmark set up two prices for its cartridges.