FujiFilm Files Patent Suit Against Motorola
FujiFilm files law-suit against Motorola over four patents regarding digital camera and photo technology technologies: http://bit.ly/OYwBRd
The lawsuit has its roots in April 2011, when FujiFilm says it first notified Motorola that it believed the cellphone maker was infringing on the four patents. The companies held a number of face-to-face meetings, according to FujiFilm. The matter was apparently not resolved to FujiFilm’s liking and that led to this week’s lawsuit.
The patents in question include:
U.S. Patent 6,144,763, which covers the capturing of color pictures by a cellphone and their conversion to monochrome images;
U.S. Patent 6,915,119, which addresses a “telephone and data transmitting method.” FujiFilm alleges a number of Motorola devices infringe on this patent through their use of Bluetooth or Wi-Fi as a means to communicate with a computer or other device;
U.S. Patent 7,327,886, covering the facial detection system included in some Motorola cellphones; and
U.S. Patent 5,734,427, concerning the processing of a high-resolution image into a lower-resolution image for display on an electronic viewfinder.
The lawsuit alleges a number of Motorola handsets infringe some or all of the patents, including the Droid X, X2, 2 Global, Bionic, 3, Pro; and the Atrix 2, Electrify, Photon 4G, XPRT, Defy, Cliq 2 and Titanium handsets. Via IDG News