Around CES 2013, journalists thought something was a bit fishy when we saw Polaroid’s iM1836 camera. It looked strikingly like a Nikon 1 series camera but was different in that the sensor was built into the lens unit. Additionally, it was supposed to run on an Android operating system.
However, Nikon wasn’t too thrilled about this and is now suing Sakar (the company currently responsible for working with the Polaroid name) for copyright infringement involving the design of the camera. The lawsuit is trying to block both the production and sale of the product.
Apparently, the companies tried settling the issue out of court but Nikon wasn’t happy with the outcome. Given how many patents Nikon has to their name, they could easily win this case. To that end too, Sakar/Polaroid are notorious for announcing loads of products that never see the light of day.