Monday, July 29, 2013

Sony, Red End Patent Dispute

Case Filed: Apr 05, 2013

Case Closed: Jul 23, 2013

Court: California Central District Court

Judge: James V. Selna

Case Summary:

Sony Corporation sued Red for infringing 7 of its patents and they include:
Patent Number
Current Assignee[i]
Issued Date
Expiration Date[ii]

Aug 15, 1995
Sep 07, 2012
Apparatus and method for storing and reproducing digital image data yielding high resolution and high quality video image data

Jun 04, 1996
Jun 04, 2013
Method and Apparatus for Serial Transmission and/or Reception of
Nonsynchronous, Multiplexed signals
Dec 07, 1999
Sep 07, 2012
Method of and Apparatus for Setting
Up Electronic Device

Dec 28, 1999
Sep 07, 2012
Apparatus and Method for Recording
And Reproducing  a Video Signal With
Camera Setting Data
Jul 23, 2002
Sep 07, 2012
Solid-state Image-sensing Device and
Method for Producing the Same
Nov 21, 2006
Sep 07, 2012
Solid-state Image Pickup Device and
Output Method Thereof
Dec 04, 2007
Sep 07, 2012
Solid-state Image Pickup Device and
Output Method Thereof
Source:  MaxVal’s Assignment Database.

Sony alleged that defendant manufactures products that infringe the claims as covered in the patented technology and cites RED ONE, EPIC and SCARLET cameras as infringing products. Sony wanted both money damages and an injunction to stop the continued sale of Red’s infringing products. This case was believed to be a counter attack by Sony to the case filed by RED against Sony on Feb 2013 (3:13-cv-00334), over 2 patents alleging infringement by Sony’s F65, F55 and F5 cameras (which is still pending). 

The case concluded as the parties have filed joint motion for dismissal and upon consideration of the parties’ request, the Court granted joint motion and ordered dismissal without prejudice. Each party will bear their own costs and expenses.
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[i] MaxVal offers Patent Assignment Alert service where subscribers receive email alerts when assignments relating to target applications, patents or entities of interest are recorded.
[ii] Expected expiration date. Patent Term Estimator is a free web-based tool that automatically calculates patent terms and expiration dates for U.S. utility patents.

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