Nikon is seeking an injunction against Sigma, as well as multi-million pound damages, for alleged patent infringement of its vibration reduction technology used in interchangeable lenses.

Nikon has invested considerable resources in the form of research and development over a period of many years. Such investments have created intellectual property that are important business assets of Nikon and have enabled Nikon to continuously provide the products and services that satisfy its customers requirements.

Although Nikon attempted to resolve Sigma’s patent infringement through negotiation, a non-adversarial resolution could not be reached. Consequently, Nikon concluded that filing a lawsuit was the only way it could protect its intellectual property.  Read more from Source Nikon Corporation.