MicroScope's top stories, week ending 15 April 2011

Epson starts High Court case to protect brand and channel Epson has kicked off High Court proceedings in a move to defend its printer ink cartridge patents.

Epson starts High Court case to protect brand and channel

Epson has kicked off High Court proceedings in a move to defend its printer ink cartridge patents.

The court action against Dynamic Cassette International Limited relates to its own-brand cartridges that are sold in the UK under the Jet Tec brand.

Cisco cans 500 workers in massive consumer overhaul

Networking kingpin Cisco is to radically overhaul its struggling consumer business, cutting about 550 jobs and binning its Flip video camera lines.

PC inventory builds in UK channel as Q1 sales collapse

The UK PC supply chain is at risk of being "choked", according to market watcher Context, with weak first quarter sales compounding an inventory glut that emerged over Christmas.

ProAct IT Group acquires majority stake in B2Net for £12m

Swedish reseller Proact IT Group AB has bought into the UK market after forking out £12m for a 75% stake in services-based storage reseller B2Net.

Blue Coat sales boss to shake-up marketing strategy

Blue Coat's new EMEA sales VP Marc Andrews will shake-up the vendor's regional go-to-market strategy, saying there were areas where the firm was spread "too thinly".

Daisy Wholesale puts lid on acquisitions

Computacenter buys into German Apple channel

Huawei to double UK headcount by 2014

BSA drains £19K from plumbing company

Dixons bids adios to struggling Spanish business

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