Nikon Cameras Don't Infringe Zeiss, ASML Patents, Jury Says

By Lauren Berg (December 18, 2018, 3:20 PM EST) -- A California federal jury has found that Nikon Corp. did not infringe camera sensor patents jointly owned by lens maker Carl Zeiss and semiconductor maker ASML, allowing the Japanese camera giant to dodge damages of up to nearly $24 million.

After just over a day of deliberations, the jury found Thursday that Zeiss and ASML proved they own the patents in question and did not buy Nikon's argument that the patents are in any way invalidated, but did not find Nikon's cameras infringed on any of the patents.

The verdict followed six days of testimony, with one expert for Zeiss and...

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