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Caltech sues Nokia, LG, more over cellphone camera patents

updated 12:30 pm EST, Wed December 1, 2010

Nokia, LG, Toshiba, others sued over patents

Last week, the California Institute of Technology filed a lawsuit against Nokia, LG Electronics and STMicroelectronics, among others, over allegedly infringing patents related to cellphone camera technology. Nine patents are under dispute, with handsets from the two electronics giants as well as Pantech allegedly violating its works. Caltech seeks unspecified damages for what it said in the suit was willful infringement.

Other companies named in the lawsuit include Seti, Siliconfile and Toshiba. Caltech is a research university and has, in the past, sued digital camera makers for patent infringement in the past, including Canon and Nikon. In this case, it claimed to own the inventions that came as a result of working for NASA. [via BusinessWeek]



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  1. peter02l

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    Great

    Go Caltech!

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