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Nikon Sues Sigma For Alleged Patent Infringement

Nikon Sues Sigma For Alleged Patent Infringement - Nikon has today filed a lawsuit against Sigma in Japan.

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Nikon has filed a patent infringement suit with the Tokyo District Court against Japan's Sigma Corporation. The lawsuit 'seeks an injunction against Sigma's manufacture and sale of infringing interchangeable lenses with vibration reduction for single lens reflex cameras, along with damages for past infringement.' Nikon do say they tried to resolve the alleged infringement through negotiations but an agreement could not be reached.

Nikon say: "Nikon has invested considerable resources in the form of research and development over a period of many years. Such investments have created intellectual property that are important business assets of Nikon and have enabled Nikon to continuously provide the products and services that satisfy its customers requirements."

We are currently waiting for a response from Sigma. We shall update the story when we get more details through.
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psiman 14 572 Wales
25 May 2011 4:38PM
SD1 Price = Sigma accruing for potential damages Wink

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imajery21 9 9 Wales
26 May 2011 8:35AM
They will have to find someone to pay that price first.

How about 'An alternative to a SD1 with enough money for a holiday thread' ? Grin
MrGoatsmilk 9 1.5k England
26 May 2011 12:58PM
I wonder how many bodies Nikon and Canon sell as people know they can buy Sigma lenses to fit. I would be less likely to buy either make if I could only buy their own lenses.
User_Removed 8 299 4 France
26 May 2011 4:18PM
funny thing intellectual property, its what protects us all against image stealing.....

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