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Nikon is suing ASML and Carl Zeiss over patented semiconductor lithography technology

Nikon is suing ASML and Carl Zeiss for using their chip know-how. ASML is denying that it has infringed any of Nikon’s patents. Zeiss is considering Nikon’s legal action unfounded. Update – ASML also issued a press release on Nikon’s lawsuit, here are their main points: ASML believes Nikon’s claims are without merit and will defend […]

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Nikon reached a settlement for the patent infringement lawsuit against Sigma

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

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

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

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

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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