Konica Unit Dismissed From Camera Patent MDL

Law360, New York (March 27, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has thrown out a patent infringement suit over digital camera technology filed by Papst Licensing GmbH & Co. KG, agreeing with defendant Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA Inc. that it does not sell digital cameras.

Judge Rosemary M. Collyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed the case on Thursday, tossing KMBUS from multidistrict litigation involving Papst and a slew of international electronics companies over the patents.

In a complaint that Judge Collyer described as “bare bones,” the licensing...
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