Camera Cos. Shake Memory Card Claims In Papst Patent MDL

Law360, Los Angeles (March 19, 2013, 8:46 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Tuesday threw out patent infringement claims in a multidistrict litigation against Canon Inc., Eastman Kodak Co. and other camera companies, ruling that camera memory cards are stand-alone technology separate from Papst Licensing GmbH & Co. KG's patented "interface devices" technology.

In a 15-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer granted the camera makers' joint motion for summary judgment, finding that Germany-based Papst incorrectly argued that a memory card can be both part of an interface device and a device that...
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