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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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Nikon patent infringement lawsuit against Sigma dismissed by Tokyo District Court

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

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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Nikon files a patent infringement lawsuit against Sigma

This just in today – Nikon files a patent infringement lawsuit in Japan against Sigma over lenses with VR: “Nikon’s lawsuit seeks an injunction against Sigma’s manufacture and sale of infringing interchangeable lenses with vibration reduction for single lens reflex cameras, along with damages for past infringement. Although Nikon attempted to resolve Sigma’s patent infringement through […]

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