DigiMedia Tech sued JK Imaging in the Central District of California on Wednesday for patent infringement for camera-related zoom and focus patents. The patents-in-suit are U.S. Patent No. 6,914,635 (the ’635 patent); 6,545,706 (the ’706 patent); 7,715,476 (the ’476 patent).
The ’635 patent, entitled “Microminiature Zoom System for Digital Camera,” is “directed to technical solutions to the technical problem of providing, zoom, autofocus, and other specific features to increasingly compact digital cameras.” JK Imaging allegedly infringed on at least claim 1 of the ’635 patent through its Kodak PixPro AZ401 and other similar products. DigiMedia claims that defendant’s product utilizes all of the elements specified in the patent.
Specifically, the asserted product is a digital camera that has a lens assembly “mounted for receiving an image and projecting said image on an image plane.” DigiMedia asserted that these features, among others, use the patented technology; as a result, JK Imaging infringes on this patent.