Posts Tagged: digital camera


PTAB Judgment for Patent Owner Reversed, GoPro Catalog is Prior Art

On Friday, July 27th, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in GoPro, Inc. v. Contour IP Holdings, vacating a final written …

House Subcommittee on Courts and IP holds hearing on PACER system, cameras in the courtroom

The subcommittee convened a hearing to discuss issues of judicial transparency and ethics which affect the system of U.S. federal courts. Republican members of the subcommittee …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 3

Canon already with more than 300 patents in 2016, pursues plastics and photoacoustic imaging tech

Our latest survey of patents issued recently to Canon include a couple of imaging technologies related to medical diagnostics, such as is the case with the imaging …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Canon patent activity focuses on digital cameras and related technologies

Our perusal of Canon’s patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows that there are a myriad of other technologies being developed by …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 2

The Rise and Fall of the Company that Invented Digital Cameras

There are few more interesting tragedies in the history of American business than the demise of Kodak, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January 2012. and few that …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 8

Canon’s Diversified Patents: Robotics to Touchscreens and Medical Innovations

In the patent applications filed by this company, we found an interesting trio of printing technologies, including one filing which would protect an improved system for printing …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Nikon Patents: A Smorgasbord of Digital Cameras and Immersion Lithography

According to a myriad of patent applications filed at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Nikon is serious about expanding its intellectual property holdings in the …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 1

The Evolution of Digital Cameras – A Patent History

Just about 40 years ago, a young electrical engineer working at the offices of Eastman Kodak in Rochester, NY, developed a product that would upend the entire world …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 1

Nikon Patents: More Accessories, Improved Functionality for Digital Cameras

The patent applications published in recent weeks by the USPTO and assigned to Nikon include a couple of filings pertaining to camera accessories which we explored for …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 1

Canon Invents: Digital Cameras, Video Editing, Medical Imaging

A worldwide leader in the development of camcorders, cameras, photocopiers and other imaging and printing devices, Canon Inc. of Tokyo, Japan, is one of the most active …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 1

Intel Patents: Computers, Cameras, Security and Medical Devices

As you might expect, a number of recently issued patents to Intel pertain to a series of novel computer improvements, which include but are not limited to (1) …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 1

Qualcomm: Diversified Innovation and Aggressive Patenting Leads to Success

Innovation has not been occurring at Qualcomm simply for the sake of innovation. Since 2010, Qualcomm’s quarterly sales have increased each year by 31 percent. On the Standard & …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

Apple Seeks Patent on Ad-Hoc Cash Dispensing Network

Some very intriguing upgrades to digital media collaboration systems and cash transaction networks are among the many pieces of intellectual property that Apple is hoping the USPTO …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 1

Canon Sued for Infringing Noise-Reduction Camera Patent

On Friday, September 21, 2012, Canon, Inc. (NYSE: CAJ) was sued for patent infringement by Yama Capital, LLC, which is a limited liability company organized under the laws of …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 1

Kodak Prepares to Sell 10% of Patent Portfolio to Stay Viable

Eastman Kodak Company reported that it was continuing its march forward toward becoming a profitable and sustainable digital company. A sustainable digital company? In order to achieve …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 10