Apple loses legal dispute against RED

Apple loses legal dispute against RED

A few months ago, we reported that Apple and RED were fighting in a court over an alleged Apple violation. The whole discussion revolves around the patent identified by number 9,245,314, which covers the format RAW using both RED and Apple.

After being accused, the Cupertino firm filed an application with the Patent Appeal and Trial Council (Patent Trial and Appeal Board) to review and possibly invalidate the RED patent, stating that such technology is too obvious to be registered as an invention. This week, the result of that 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 President Jarred Land made the following statement at the REDUSER.net forum:

We are happy to see that our REDCODE patent has endured another challenge.

To make it clear, as I mentioned before, this was never really Apple vs. RED. It has always been APPLE + RED, and all of this was part of the process that defines how we will work together in the future.

The integration of RED with the framework Apple metal for R3D real-time playback is doing well, and the work the two teams are doing together is exceeding expectations. We are very excited about the new Mac Pro and the new Pro Display XDR, and the power they bring to the entire RED workflow.

Apple started using technology RAW ProRes at Final Cut Pro in 2018. Now, if you want to continue using it, you will probably have to negotiate a license with RED.

via Engadget | image: Joshua Rainey Photography / Shutterstock.com