Flashpoint Files Video Patent Complaint

     WASHINGTON (CN) – Flashpoint Technologies filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission claiming that HTC America, Pantech Wireless and other mobile device makers import cell phones and tablets that infringe on four of its patents.
     The patents cover image capture and display on video screens, generation of electronic documents and a method for highlighting parts of an image on screen.
     The complaint, asking the ITC to launch an investigation, names the Pantech Burst, the HTC Radar 4G and Vivid, the Hauawei Impulse and the ZTE Fury as devices that infringe on the patents.
     If ITC finds the devices are infringing, Flashpoint asks that it issue an exclusion order to prevent importation of the devices and a cease-and-desist order to stop sales of those already in the United States.
     The Flashpoint patents at suit have been licensed by Apple, Motorola, Samsung and Sony.
     Flashpoint was spun off from Apple in 1996 to focus on its Digita operating system which is used in digital cameras marketed by Kodak, Hewlett-Packard, Pentax and Minolta.
     Flashpoint is represented before the ITC by Goutam Patnaik with Pepper Hamilton.

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