US Jury Finds Canon EOS 1DS III, EOS 5D Mark II and Vixia Camcorders Infringe Patent Filed By Intellectual Ventures
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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Canon press release:
Canon contributes to international standardization of HEVC range extensions
TOKYO, May 1, 2014—Canon Inc. announced today that the Company, through its technological capabilities, contributed to the standardization, completed on April 4, 2014, of range extensions for the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard by the Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC).
The JCT-VC, established in 2010 by the ISO1/IEC2 Moving Picture Experts Group and ITU3 Video Coding Experts Group, completed in January 2013 the HEVC standard for video data compression, which makes possible the efficient transmission and storage of high-definition resolution video such as 4K and 8K. Following this achievement, efforts to standardize the HEVC range extensions led to the official approval of ISO/IEC FDIS (Final Draft International Standard) 23008-2 2nd Edition High Efficiency Video Coding on April 4, 2014.