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]
Title
US5442718

Sony
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
US5523795

Sony

Jun 04, 1996

Jun 04, 2013
Method and Apparatus for Serial Transmission and/or Reception of Nonsynchronous, Multiplexed signals
US5999213
Sony

Dec 07, 1999

Sep 07, 2012
Method of and Apparatus for Setting
Up Electronic Device
US6009233
Sony

Dec 28, 1999

Sep 07, 2012
Apparatus and Method for Recording And Reproducing  a Video Signal With Camera Setting Data
US6423993
Sony

Jul 23, 2002

Sep 07, 2012
Solid-state Image-sensing Device and Method for Producing the Same
US7138617
Sony

Nov 21, 2006

Sep 07, 2012
Solid-state Image Pickup Device and
Output Method Thereof
US7304287
Sony

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.

See 8:13-cv-00546 for more details. To get alerts on cases filed/closed, subscribe to our Litigation Alerts.
 
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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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