A few months ago, we informed you that Apple and RED were fighting in court over alleged Ma infringement. The whole discussion revolves around the patent identified by 9,245,314, which covers the format RAW using both RED and Apple.
After being charged, Cupertino's firm filed a request with the Patent Appeals Board (Patent Trial and Appeal Board) to revise and possibly invalidate RED's patent, stating that such technology is too obvious to be registered as an invention. This week, the result of this request came out.
Apple was unable to support its arguments; Thus, RED continues to have its invention (which covers a method used to compress RAW video images) valid. RED's president, Jarred Land, made the following statement on the REDUSER.net forum:
We are happy to see that our REDCODE patent has endured another challenge.
To be clear, as I mentioned before, this was never really Apple vs. RED It has always been APPLE + RED, and it was all part of the process that defines how we will work together in the future.
RED's integration with the framework Apple metal for real time playback R3D is doing well, and the work the two teams are doing together is exceeding expectations. We're very excited about the new Mac Pro and the new XDR Pro Display, and the power they bring to the entire RED workflow.
Apple started using technology RAW ProResFinal Cut Pro in 2018. Now, if you want to continue using it, you probably have to negotiate a license with RED.
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