Seiko Epson Corporation (Epson) continues to successfully pursue third-party companies that infringe its patents and prevent them from selling offending ink cartridges around the world. Epson’s latest win came March 2011 when it reached a settlement with the Taiwanese ink cartridge manufacturers ULIX and U-Color. Last January, Epson won an initial judgement from the Taiwanese intellectual property court and the OEM says the two firms were ordered to pay damages and cease sales of the infringing products. ULIX and U-Color appealed that decision, however. On December 15, Epson announced that the two companies settled with the OEM before the appeals court. The pair agreed to cease production and sales of the offending products and said they would pay settlement fees to the OEM. ULIX and U-Color also issued a public apology to Epson in which they expressed their gratitude to Epson for reaching the settlement.
It is interesting to see that Epson continues to chalk up win after win against third-party supplies vendors. After enduring punishing losses in the 1990s to firms worldwide that ignored its intellectual property, Epson has gained back market share for its ink cartridges through a string of legal victories in courtrooms around the globe. Apparently, some third-party supplies vendors haven’t gotten the word are still infringing Epson’s patents using fake ink cartridges. As a result, the OEM continues to hold them accountable. All of the discount ink cartridges sold by InkCloners.com do not infringe on Epson’s patent.
The long awaited first Presidential debate in this political election cycle took place in Denver, on October 3, 2012. Presidential debates have long been more about style than substance however this debate has brought us into new territory. Complete video clip of the 1st Presidential debate of October 3, 2012 involving President Barack Obama and Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney can be downloaded from our site. The final Presidential debate is going to be held on October 22 and will give attention to foreign policy as opposed to domestic policy. Following the first Presidential debate between President Obama and Governor Romney, the general opinion appears to be that the Governor did a lot to strengthen his position while the President appeared to fall flat on his performance .
Romney states the election is even bigger than he and Obama. He also seemed much more relaxed than President Obama, who spent most of his time detailing policies he would likely rather be done selling at this point. Romney also stated:
1.) that he supports education and learning as well but didn’t put together an education strategy in as much detail as the President
2.) that he would keep things as they have been
3.) suggested that the government need to grade schools in order that parents can make a decision where to send their kids
4.) that he loves great schools and the answer to excellent schools is fantastic teachers, so he rejects the notion that he doesn’t believe that the country requires far more educators
5.) planned to lower income tax rates by 20% as well as remove the estate tax and the alternative minimum tax.
Romney challenged Obama’s claim that his health care program falls short of a sufficient method of getting individuals with pre-existing conditions medical health insurance.
Obama may undoubtedly turn into a tragic character and reiterated that he has tried his hardest as President to make the playing field fair and help America get over a debilitated economic climate. He actually raised the $716-billion amount initially, stating that amount was “saved” by “no longer overpaying insurance companies, [and] by making sure that we weren’t overpaying providers.
Obama called for not offering tax breaks to businesses that are shipping jobs abroad. Obama is certainly a talented and proficient speaker, and even though his overall performance in the debate wasn’t his greatest, the complaints struck me as being a tempest in a teapot.
Joe Frazier has just passed on, died as a result of liver cancer. Our condolences go out to his families. He was a man that took boxing to new heights during his reign from 1965 to 1976.
Smoking Joe was not the biggest boxer but he made up for that with a devastating left hook that knocked out Muhammad Ali. He took on Muhammad Ali in 3 massive fights in the 1970’s, including the epic “Thrilla in Manila”.
For years Frazier and Ali shared a major rivalry, with Frazier winning the heavy weight title in 1970 by defeating Jimmy Ellis in the ring in 1970. He defeated him successfully 4 times before losing it to George Foreman.
His death is seen as a major and very sad story globally. He was a major institution in himself.