Japanese company FujiFilm has sued Google’s Motorola Mobility subsidiary, claiming that several of its phones and tablets infringe patents related to digital camera and photo technology.
FujiFilm said it first notified Motorola in April 2011 of the problem and then several meetings followed. The discussions led to no satisfactory result for FujiFilm, so the Japanese decided to file a lawsuit.
Among the gadgets that allegedly infringe patents are Motorola’s Droid X, Razr, Razr Maxx, Droid Bionic, and Xoom.
The technologies in dispute are the capturing of color pictures by a cellphone and their conversion to monochrome images, the use of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi as a means to communicate with a computer or other device, a facial detection system and the processing of a high-resolution image into a lower-resolution image for display on an electronic viewfinder.
FujiFilm asked that Motorola would pay damages to be decided at trial and, additionally, FujiFilm’s legal costs.