A few days ago a US jury found that some of Canon’s digital cameras violate valid image-sensor patents owned by patent-licensing company Intellectual Ventures. The Jury held that the EOS 1DS Mark III, EOS 5D Mark II and Vixia Camcorders infringe 2 patents filed by Intellectual Ventures. So far Canon didn’t release any comment. The text below mentions also another company (Xilinx) Intellectual Ventures has settled a lawsuit against.
[…] a U.S. jury on Friday found that Canon Inc violated two Intellectual Ventures patents over digital imaging technology. Damages will be decided at a later proceeding.
In a statement, Intellectual Ventures chief litigation counsel Melissa Finocchio said the company was pleased with the Canon verdict. An IV spokeswoman declined to comment on the Xilinx settlement.
Representatives for […] Canon could not immediately be reached for comment
In the Canon lawsuit, also in a Delaware federal court, the jury on Friday upheld the validity of IV’s patents and found patent infringement, according to court filings. IV will now proceed to a second trial against Canon next week on two additional patents.
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