Red Digital Cinema Camera Company, the makers of the “Red” camera that quickly became the digital camera to shoot with, recently sued Sony Corp for producing three cameras—the F65, F55 and F5—that they claim infringed on the patent of the Red One camera.
According to Deadline.com, Red Digital claims the cameras, made by Sony Electronics and Sony Corporations of America, have resulted in a decrease of sales for the Red as well as lowered the reputation of the popular camera. Red Digital is requesting an injunction that Sony cease production of the cameras and have any existing products destroyed.
Red Digital is seeking damages from Sony “in an amount no less than lost profits or a reasonable royalty.” Additionally, they are seeking all legal fees accumulated during the suit.
Red Cameras have been used, in part, to shoot multiple films and TV shows including recently released House of Cards and upcoming movies The Great Gatsby and Oz: The Great and Powerful.