Monday, February 06, 2012

Panavision Patent Claims Against Aptina and Canon Turned Down

Law360: A California court on Friday shot down patent claims brought by Panavision Imaging against Canon USA, Micron and Aptina, ruling that the companies did not infringe a patent covering video imaging technology.

In two separate orders, U.S. District Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer granted a pair of motions for summary judgment of noninfringement brought by Canon as well as Micron and Aptina, finding that Panavision failed to prove the companies infringed its patent covering an invention.

The original lawsuit included Omnivision as well. It's not clear what has happened with this part of the lawsuit.

Update: Weil: The recent news on patent dismissal relate to US Patent 6,818,877. Panavision originally brought the suit in 2009, alleging infringement of four of its imaging technology patents. In April 2011, Judge Pfaelzer dismissed three of the patents-in-suit.

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