Can Google’s Might Protect Motorola in Court?
Japan’s FujiFilm has filed a lawsuit against Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Motorola Mobility over alleged violation of four patents related to digital camera and photo technology in mobile phones. The patents in question cover the capturing of color pictures by a mobile phone and their conversion to monochrome images, telephone and data transmission through the use of Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, a facial detection system, and the processing of a high-resolution image into a lower-resolution image for display on an electronic viewfinder.
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In its complaint, FujiFilm asks the court to find infringement in its favor and for Motorola to pay damages to be decided at trial as well as legal costs.
FujiFilm says it first notified Motorola in April 2011 of the violations and the two companies even held a number of face-to-face meetings. However, the matter was not resolved to FujiFilm’s satisfaction. Among the Motorola handsets named in the lawsuit are the Droid X, X2, 2 Global, Bionic, 3, Pro, Atrix 2, Electrify, Photon 4G, XPRT, Defy, Cliq 2, and Titanium devices.
A federal court recently threw out a lawsuit filed by Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) that accused Motorola of infringing on some of its patents, with the judge ruling that neither side managed to prove damages.
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