Leica Camera AG licenses patent portfolio of Intellectual Ventures

Leica Camera AG has licensed a patent portfolio of Intellectual Ventures™ (IV) to strengthen the existing intellectual property (IP) strategy and position of Leica Camera.The agreement provides the Wetzlar based manufacturer of cameras and sport optics products with a license to IV’s patent portfolio of nearly 40,000 IP assets in more than 50 technology areas, including digital imaging. Leica is also now a subscriber to IV’s IP-for-Defense™ program, a strategic defense tool for companies faced with the threat of patent litigation. Under this agreement, Leica can access patents from IV’s growing portfolio on an as-needed basis to protect its business.

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Deal of the day: up to $90 rebates on Leica compatible Metz flashes

Metz announced new mail-in rebates on their Leica compatible flash units (up to $90 off, valid through December 31, 2014):

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There is also a new $250 discount on almost all Leica M lenses

The new $750 instant discount for the M 240 will be valid till January 31, 2015 (in the US and Canada only):

There is also a new $250 instant discount for the purchase of any Leica M lens except the new Summarit versions, the Silver Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH and Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH and the APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH:

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New firmware updates released for Leica M8, M9, M9-P, M-E, Monochrom, M and M-P cameras

Leica Camera released firmware updates for all digital M rangefinders with added support for the new Summarit-M lenses that were announced at Photokina:

  • Leica M8 firmware update v2.024
  • Leica M9, M9-P and M-E firmware update v1.202
  • Leica M Monochrom firmware update v1.008
  • Leica M and M-P firmware update v2.0.1.7

The firmware and upgrade instructions can be downloaded here.

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Leica M Typ 240 already discounted by $750 at Adorama

As previously reported, the silver Leica M Typ 240 digital rangefinder is already discounted by $750 at Adorama:

Update #1: the discount is now also available at B&H.

Update #2: there is also a new $250 discount on almost all Leica M lenses.

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$750 off the Leica M Typ 240 coming tomorrow to the US and Canada

Leica M Type 240 camera
In case you are not following LeicaRumors on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+): I already mentioned that starting tomorrow, the Leica M Typ 240 digital rangefinder will be $750 off in the US and Canada. Stay tuned for additional details.

Update #1: the $750 discount is already available at Adorama.

Update #2: there is also a new $250 discount on almost all Leica M lenses.

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Bonhams Leica auction on November 29th

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Here is some additional information on the upcoming Bonhams Leica auction that will take place on November 29, 2014 - the full catalogue is now available at www.bonhams.com/22252. Here are some of the Leica auction highlights:

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