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Samsung Patent Claims on Cameras to Be Probed at Trade Agency

Nov. 25, 2020, 3:13 PM

The International Trade Commission has launched an investigation into claims that cameras on Samsung electronic devices infringe patents and use stolen secrets owned by closely held Pictos Technologies, according to a notice on the agency’s website.

  • Pictos, formerly known as Imperium IP, claims Samsung gained access to its technology for fine-tuning images in digital cameras but refuses to license the patents or know-how
    • Samsung had been a customer of Pictos’s former parent ESS but stopped doing business after learning the information, Pictos claims in the complaint
    • NOTE: Pictos has long ownership history that dates back to work Rockwell International did...



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