In the ongoing saga of Canon versus gray market retailers, F & E Trading, LLC (allegedly aka Big Value, Inc., Electronics Valley and others) has filed an Answer to Canon’s Amended Complaint, which we reviewed last month. [Read more…]
Canon USA filed an Amended Complaint last week against F & E Trading, LLC (aka Big Value, Inc., Electronics Valley and others) in its ongoing battle against gray market retailers who are undercutting the market in the US on DSLR sales. I have obtained a copy and embedded it at the bottom of this post for those who want to read the fine print. [Read more…]
Canon USA filed a pair of lawsuits in October against Get It Digital, LLC and several other widely-known gray market retailers in a effort to force them to stop selling gray market Canon cameras and other products in the United States.
I obtained copies of the complaints and exhibits late last week and have reviewed the allegations made and evidence cited within. [Read more…]
C&A Marketing, which licenses Polaroid’s brand name, is suing GoPro for patent infringement of its Polaroid Cube line of action cameras. C&A claims that the GoPro HERO4 Session is a ripoff of the Cube, which was introduced to the market several months before the HERO4 Session.
If you were familiar with the Polaroid Cube prior to the HERO4 Session launch, you couldn’t help but notice the striking similarity of the two.
I said as much in my coverage of the HERO4 Session announcement coverage: [Read more…]
Remember the class action lawsuit that was stirring a few months back from D600 owners?
Well, it looks like a settlement has been reached and D600 owners who were part of the lawsuit now have the chance to trade in their D600 models for a new D610.
We are finally seeing results from a lawsuit that Nikon filed against Sigma in May 2011. A judgment was issued against Sigma last month in Tokyo District court, which awarded 1.5 billion Yen to Nikon (close to $15M USD).
The dispute centers a number of Sigma lenses using vibration reduction technology. Nikon originally sought the equivalent of close to $150M USD; however, the judgment stated that the damages was equivalent to 15% of the profits of the violating products earned by Sigma, cutting damages down from the max profits of 10.1 billion Yen.
This has to be quite the blow to Sigma. The company has been a roll lately with awesome lenses like the 24-105mm f/4 OS and 18-35mm f/1.8 lenses. Hopefully, Sigma’s operations won’t be negatively affected in a manner that would delay future lens releases and Sigma’s momentum will continue to gain traction as a solid third-party lens maker.
[via Nikon Rumors]