Olympus Sued Over Digital Camera Patents

Law360, New York (July 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A German licensing company has filed suit against Olympus Corp. and its American subsidiary, Olympus Imaging America Inc., claiming that the Japanese electronics company’s digital cameras infringe its patents.

In a complaint filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, Papst Licensing GmbH & Co. KG alleged that digital cameras sold by Olympus in the U.S. infringe U.S. Patent Numbers 6,470,399 B1 and 6,895,449 B2.

According to Papst, the patents cover “various aspects of digital cameras.” They describe a flexible, high-speed interface...
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