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Nikon reached a settlement for the patent infringement lawsuit against Sigma

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Nikon reports that it reached a settlement for the patent infringement lawsuit against Sigma filed in Japan in 2011. The amount of the settlement Nikon received from Sigma was not disclosed:

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Nikon awarded $14.5 million from Sigma in VR patent infringement lawsuit

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The Tokyo district court ordered Sigma to pay 1.5 billion JPY (around 14.5 million dollars) compensation to Nikon as a result of the patent infringement case for lenses with VR technology that was filed back in 2011. The lawsuit was based on six Sigma lenses with image stabilization technology. Initially Nikon was looking for a compensations of 12 billion […]

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Law firm collects Nikon D600 sensor dust/spot complaints for a potential class action lawsuit

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The US law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein is currently collecting Nikon D600 dust complaints for a potential class action lawsuit – I personally don’t think this will happen since Nikon has been responsive to customer’s complains and has either fixed the issue (replaced the shutter) or in some cases replaced the camera.

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The Polaroid iM1836 copycat camera is now gone

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Nikon published an update on the lawsuit against Sakar over the Polaroid iM1836 digital mirrorless camera – the court issued consent injunction and both parties agreed that “Sakar will no longer manufacture, import, advertise, promote, offer for sale, sell, or ship the Polaroid iM1836 digital camera in its present configuration”:

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Nikon sues Polaroid/Sakar for mirrorless camera design patent and trade dress infringement

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Do you remember the Android based Polaroid IM1836 interchangeable lens camera that looked very much like the Nikon 1 J1/J2 models? Even the 30-110mm lens looked identical to the Nikkor 1 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6. Nikon also thinks that Sakar/Polaroid ripped their Nikon 1 camera design and filed today a lawsuit in the U.S. for design patent and trade dress infringement. Here […]

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Nikon patent infringement lawsuit against Sigma dismissed by Tokyo District Court

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Back in 2011 Nikon filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Japan against Sigma over lenses with VR technology. Jiji Press reports today that Tokyo District Court dismissed Nikon’s claims of patent infringement. Nikon was looking for a compensations of 12 billion yen (around 130 million dollars). The lawsuit was based on six Sigma lenses with image stabilization […]

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Nikon vs. Sigma patent infringement lawsuit could be finalized in the next few weeks

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Back in May of 2011 Nikon filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Sigma over lenses with VR technology. I was told that the negotiations between the two companies should be finalized in the coming weeks and a press release will be issued. Nikon was initially looking for a compensation of 12.6 billion yen (around 150 […]

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