Tricia Judge, executive director of the Int’l ITC, has shared some new developments in the Lexmark
case. It appears the OEM may be engaging in a form of entrapment to corral more remanufacturers into its web — a web that has already captured dozens of remanufacturers who bought cores from (SEE THIS
) International. Judge reported that a remanufacturing company based in the Northeast received an unsolicited order on its website for the purchase of one Lexmark
cartridge from a company in Ohio. The remanufacturing company’s owner, who has never done business in Ohio before, investigated this new potential customer. It seems the customer’s address matched that of a private investigation firm.