A Win for Off Brand Ink Cartrdiges

Printer manufacturer, Lexmark, took Static Control, maker of the “Smartek” chip which enables non-Lexmark ink cartridges to work in Lexmark printers, to court. The end result, after various appeals is that Lexmark lost.
Cnet reports In court documents, Lexmark claimed the Smartek chip mimics a technology used by Lexmark chips and unlawfully tricks the printer into accepting an aftermarket cartridge. That “circumvents the technological measure that controls access” to Lexmark’s software, the complaint said.