Judge Orders Motorola| to Pay Fujifilm $10.2M

     SAN FRANCISO (CN) – A jury on Tuesday ordered Motorola Mobility to pay $10.2 million in damages for infringing Fujifilm Corp’s patented phone technology.
     Fujifilm accused Motorola in a 2012 lawsuit of infringing four of its patents — three involving digital camera functions and the fourth involving the wireless transmission of data over connections like Bluetooth.
     The jury said that Motorola proved that it did not infringe three of the patents — two on face recognition technology and one on Wi-Fi transmission. The patent it found Motorola infringed had to do with converting color images to monochrome.
     The two-week federal trial began on April 20, with Judge William Orrick presiding. Fujifilm originally sought $40 million in damages.
     During the trial, Motorola argued that the disputed Fujifilm patents because they were not truly new and that the company already held a license to Bluetooth technology.
     Neither Fujifilm nor Motorola responded to requests for comment on Tuesday.
     Fujifilm was represented by Ahren Hsu-Hoffman, with Morgan Lewis in Palo Alto. Motorola’s counsel was James Isbester, with Kilpatrick Townsend in San Francisco.

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