“[I]So, while customers of these printers in Europe and in Asia can use our unique ink products - people here in the USA can not.[/I]” Do IJM folk know, perhaps from the conversation with “[I]one of the most influential CEO’s in the China semi-conductor industry[/I]”, where Australia sits in this schema? We have been singled out for special treatment before, such as the chips for the 1410, which wouldn’t take European or USA chips IIRC.
I recall being depressed during the patent wars of 2007-08, when it seemed for a while that refillables were at an end. A way forward was found on that occasion, albeit an imperfect one, since even the best patent non-infringing refillables can be highly temperamental. I’m as depressed again now.