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US Supreme Court said so.

Sort of.  But you can still get sued.  Eh?  What? Hows that again?

 

Case is styled Impression Products v. Lexmark International

 

The court concluded that Lexmark could not use patent laws to stop the cartridge refills but that it could sue its customers for breach of contract—though, in practice, the company might be reluctant to do that.

http://fortune.com/2017/05/30/supreme-court-printers/
link to the full opinion here, its a pdf
https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/16pdf/15-1189_ebfj.pdf

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Oh no!

how are they going to make their yearly profit targets now? :D

watch the price of printers go up I guess. :P

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Oh no!

how are they going to make their yearly profit targets now? :D

watch the price of printers go up I guess. :P

Simple,

 

Put a chip in the cartridge {or the printer} that says 'this cartridge {serial #} has run dry, disable it from further use'.

 

HP did something similar a couple of years ago to stop you refilling cartridges, or from using non-HP manufactured cartridges..

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Amazing what these little "chips" can achieve

 

In the Camera battery world, Canon (I used to work for them) installed a chip in their battery chargers that reconised one's attempt to recharge a "Non Geniune battery" and simply "would not charge"...............I found out the hard way DER!

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