Over the row that was happening with the acquirement of the patent of the RAW video, RED has the last laugh as Apple has failed to make any significant impact, despite their claims. Earlier this year, an unprecedented dispute between Apple and RED started. Apple took steps to null the patient that RED applied over RedCode RAW. According to many authorities, the claims were firmly made based on not having to pay the required royalties on the codec of ProRes RAW. As per the ruling of the patent court, they dictated that the claims of Apple regarding the questions of why RED can have a patent on RAW video are unreasonable. The court further ruled that the original patent that was filed by RED in 2007 was clear and distinct, and no such issues should have happened at all.
Jarred Land, the President of RED, has stated that they are pleased to know that their patent of RedCode has survived yet another tough challenge. He also added that RED is currently working with Apple still, to get the RedCode on their Metal framework. He clearly stated that the combination of Apple and RED remains, and this decision can define how both of the companies will continue to work with each other in the upcoming days. In 2013, a similar challenge was posed to RED by Sony, which went in favor of RED as well. With such a strong victory over Apple, the patent got even more strengthened. There are still ways available, though, in which a new claim can be made by Apple, as the current claim of Apple is termed as incomplete and unclear by the court.
RedCode RAW is a codec for the video that helps the user to shoot RAW video in a similar pattern as shooting RAW pictures. The claim of Apple stated that two other patents mainly influenced the patent of RED. One of them was the capturing of the lossless RAW video in higher resolutions, such as HD, 2K, and 4K quality. The other was the usage of a technique which helped in compressing the RAW sensor data. Apple claimed that the patent filed by RED was not patentable, as it is nothing but the combination of two other previously existing patents.