Caltech Sues Omnivision Over Patents Infringement

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PriorSmart: In Sept. 2013, California Institute of Technology filed a lawsuit against OmniVision on the infringement of its 8 patents:

  • 6,570,617: "CMOS active pixel sensor type imaging system on a chip" by Fossum et. al. Filed 1/2/2001 & Granted 5/27/2003.
  • 7,369,166: "Single substrate camera device with CMOS image sensor" by Fossum et. al. Filed 4/15/2003 & Granted 5/6/2008.
  • 5,841,126: "CMOS active pixel sensor type imaging system on a chip" by Fossum et. al. Granted 11/24/1998.
  • 5,990,506: "Active pixel sensors with substantially planarized color filtering elements" by Fossum et. al. Granted 11/23/1999.
  • 6,549,235: "Single substrate camera device with CMOS image sensor" by Fossum et. al. Filed 7/21/1998 & Granted 4/15/2003.
  • 7,615,808: "Structure for implementation of back-illuminated CMOS or CCD imagers" by Pain et. al. Granted 11/10/2009.
  • 7,749,799: "Back-illuminated imager and method for making electrical and optical connections to same" by Pain. Granted 7/6/2010.
  • 6,606,122: "Single chip camera active pixel sensor" by Shaw et. al. Granted 8/12/2003.

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