Troll, Troll… I can hear someone say. A patent is a cherished God I hear from another…
Canon got into a bit of bother with a patent rights holder. The Canon 5D MKII as well as a swag of other cameras got into trouble from Intellectual Ventures or IV.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware rendered a verdict finding two Intellectual Ventures’ (IV) image sensor patents valid and infringed by digital camera products of Canon Inc. and Canon USA.
“We are pleased with the jury’s verdict and thank them for their hard work and careful consideration of this important matter,” said Melissa Finocchio, chief litigation counsel for Intellectual Ventures.
A second trial against Canon concerning two other IV patents covering graphical user interface technologies starts on Monday, May 5, 2014 before another jury, also in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.
All up over 90 camera models ranging from the PowerShot series to the Canon Vixia HF 20, HF M40, HF M31, the 1D MKII, and the 5D MKII DSLR cameras are said to fall foul of IV image sensor patents.
In the Plaintiffs complaint, they state they hold the right to sue and recover for infringements.
Read the full IV complaint HERE.