Category Archives: Nikon Patents

Digimedia Tech patent infringement lawsuit against Nikon thrown out: DigiMedia Tech patent held invalid

Back in 2020, the patent troll Digimedia Tech sued Nikon (and many other companies) for patent infringement on the following patents: 6,914,635 for “Microminiature Zoom System for Digital Camera” 6,545,706 and 7,715,476 for “System, Method and Article of Manufacture for Tracking a Head of a Camera-Generated Image of a Person.” The impacted cameras were the Nikon Coolpix A1000 and Nikon Coolpix […]

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The number of Nikon patents worrisome shrinking over the years

The latest trend is that Nikon patent applications are shrinking over the years – here is the data:

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The latest Nikkor Z lens patents from Nikon

I have been behind on my Nikon patents reporting – my last patent-related blog post is from 2019! Unacceptable! I have over 50 different patents I want to cover on the blog. I will try to catch in the next few weeks. Here is the first batch of 12 Nikkor Z lens patents: NIKKOR Z […]

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Nikon mirrorless camera design patents interpretations

Here are some Nikon mirrorless camera design patents interpretations sent by a reader:

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The latest Nikon patents: Nikkor Z 24-80mm f/2.8-4.0, Nikkor Z 16-35mm f/2.8, Nikkor F 12mm f/2.8 and more

  The latest Nikon patens:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #541

→ Refurbished Nikon Z6 cameras are now $1,349. → Coming to Luminar 4: new AI skin and portrait enhancers features (more info available here). → ON1 Photo RAW 2020 public beta now available for a free trial. → Collection of selected Nikon patents can be found here (pictured above is the lens patent for the Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 lens).

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Nikon has design patents for two different APS-C mirrorless cameras

I have been reporting for a while that two, maybe even three different Nikon APS-C mirrorless cameras are rumored. We now have two different design patents that clearly show the differences between both models – basically, the high-end model (shown above) has more buttons on the top and on the back plus a larger grip:

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New Nikon design patent for the grip of the Nikon Z APS-C mirrorless camera

There are several new Nikon design patents describing the grip of the Nikon Z APS-C based mirrorless camera:

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