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Caltech Sues Nokia, LG, et al Over Camera Patents

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The USA's California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has launched a lawsuit against Nokia, LG, Pantech and a number of chipmakers STMicroelectronics, Seti, Siliconfile Technologies and Toshiba alleging that their mobile phones contain components that infringe on nine of Caltech's patents relating to camera technology.

Caltech filed a complaint with a federal court in Los Angeles, and is seeking monetary damages.

Last year Caltech sued Canon, Nikon and 4 other digital-camera makers, for infringing on six patents relating to pixel sensors in digital cameras.

All of the patents were granted following research the university was doing for NASA.

The case is California Institute of Technology v. STMicroelectronics, 10-9099, U.S. District Court, Central District of California (Los Angeles).

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