In this article Lexmark created and patented a micro chip technology on their printer cartridges that only allowed Lexmark to refill their empty toner cartridges. A small company called Static Control Components purchased figured out how to reverse engineer the product so they could refill the cartridges. Lexmark then sued for copyright infringement, but lost! What do you think? Should a company be able to reverse engineer a product to for their personal gain?
Posted by Rex at 4/06/2005 10:06:00 PM