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    Nominations Open for the RT Media Global Imaging Awards

    Recycling Times Media (RT Media) is now accepting nominations for the RT Media Global Imaging Awards 2017.

    Review of the Awards Ceremony 2016
    As a leading voice in the aftermarket imaging supplies industry, RT Media wishes to encourage and inspire innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and leadership. The annual awards honor companies, organizations and individuals that are shaping the future of the global aftermarket imaging supplies industry. To this end the industry is urged to nominate online at bit.ly/rtawards2017. Submissions will close on Friday, August 4, 2017....

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    Posted on 07-25-2017 11:41 AM

    Posted on The Sales Hunter, by Mark Hunter

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w100/forums/200/rickpics/MarkHunterCROP.jpgOne of the best ways to keep a sale moving forward is by using the micro-commitment strategy. The approach is simple to use and very effective for those who are dealing with a customer who is hard to engage and hard to move forward.

    The micro-commitment strategy is built around finding ways to gain the customers agreement with little things during the course of the sales process. ...
    Posted on 07-25-2017 11:33 AM

    Posted on Wirth Consulting, by Kathleen Wirth

    Lundin Law PC, a shareholder-rights legal firm, reports that it’s filed a class-action lawsuit against Lexmark International, which last year was acquired by China’s Apex Technology (now known as Ninestar Corporation) and a consortium of investors for $3.6 billion. The lawsuit contends that Lexmark misled investors by stating that the growth of its supplies for its printers and copier/MFPs was due to end-user demand, when in fact, the complaint alleges that supplies growth ...
    Posted on 07-25-2017 11:00 AM

    The world’s largest show for printer consumables industry—the 11th RemaxWorld Expo—will be held in Zhuhai in October 12-14, 2017 in the Zhuhai International Convention & Exhibition. Registration is now open to visitors from all over the world.

    Recycling Times Media Corporation (the organizer of RemaxWorld Expo), is offering free accommodation to first-time visitors on a “first-come, first serve” basis. The free accommodation ...
    Posted on 07-25-2017 09:01 AM

    Posted on World Intellectual Property Review

    "WIPR readers have agreed with the sentiment of a former chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that the US patent system is in poor health.

    Earlier in July, WIPR reported that Paul Michel, who served in the role from 2004 to 2010, had claimed that most patent ...
    Posted on 07-25-2017 08:56 AM

    Single dots made by hand link objects to digital data

    Tokyo, July 19, 2017 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced the development of a "micro-sized Identifier Dot on Things" (mIDoT; pronounced "my dot") technology that enables single dots written with off-the-shelf glitter ink pens to become distinctive identification tags.

    mIDoT analyzes camera images with a specialized algorithm to quickly and accurately recognize tiny patterns in the ink ...
    Posted on 07-19-2017 09:37 AM

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w125/forums/200/rickpics/court-seal.pngSuit Filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

    Sanford, N.C. – (July 19, 2017) – Static Control sued Aster Graphics for patent infringement on July 17. Aster Graphics is infringing two Static Control patents relating to dongle gear designs used in various Canon and HP laser cartridges. The patents are U.S. patent 9,671,742 B2 (’742) and 9,599,949 B2 (’949). ...
    Posted on 07-18-2017 01:43 PM

    Posted on Consumer Reports, by Tercious Bufete

    These ink cartridges can save you money, but it pays to be cautious

    "No one wants to pay full price for anything—especially for printer ink cartridges. That’s why many consumers turn to third-party printer ink cartridges, or aftermarket inks.

    In Consumer Reports' most recent annual printer survey, 37 percent of respondents said they have tried third-party printer ...
    Posted on 07-17-2017 04:22 PM

    Posted on TonerNews.com

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w155/forums/200/rickpics/TonerDumpingBox.jpgTonerdumping becomes Ninestar's distributor

    Karl Kallinger, former Managing Director of Pelikan Hardcopy Deutschland and CEO of KMP for many years, will become consultant to the Berlin printer accessories dealer Tonerdumping. Together they have concluded an exclusive marketing contract with Ninestar for Germany. ...
    Posted on 07-17-2017 04:17 PM

    Posted on The Sales Hunter, by Mark Hunter

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w100/forums/200/rickpics/MarkHunterCROP.jpg"I get asked this question all the time. The argument people say is nobody listens to them, and even if they do, they never call back anyway, so it’s a waste of time.

    There are a lot of reasons I don’t agree with that, and they’re spelled out in my book, but one that is becoming a big issue is the fact many voicemails are now automatically converted to text. ...
    Posted on 07-17-2017 04:13 PM

    Posted on The Recycler.com

    "In April this year The Recycler reported that CCI filed a lawsuit against Ricoh Electronics, Inc., Ricoh USA, Inc., Mimaki USA, Inc. and Lanier Worldwide, Inc. on 13th March 2017 in the United States District Court, Central District of California, Southern Division claiming that the OEMs had infringed its patents which it had bought from Kodak. ...

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