#Nokia was granted patent for #OZO design (EUIPO)

Nokia Technologies was granted a design patent for the OZO VR camera from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). Nokia’s first VR camera was designed by Axel Meyer and Alejandro Sanguinetti. For all the Nokia lovers that followed the company during the previous decade, the name Axel Meyer does ring a bell. He was the Head of the Design for Nokia NSeries device, responsible for the design of all NSeries phones.

Last year, Rajeev Suri confirmed a years old rumor that Nokia hid their core design team from Microsoft by sending them from Nokia Devices and Services to Nokia Technologies, right before the sales of the D&S division. Axel is one of the guys that were transferred to Technologies before the sales.

Nokia submitted a request for OZO design patent back in 2015, but it was granted and published last month. The whole design patent can be found here.

  • They should launch a micro version of this camera to go with Nokia smartphones. 🙂
    Just plug it in the USB port and record 360 degree videos. 🙂 That would be awesome and that would be worth the price too. 🙂

    • I think a OZO mini will come, but the market isn’t quite ready. That’s why Nokia is pushing the Pro camera, creating a high end brand and building a software VR ecosystem to support it. One of the reasons why there are no knockoffs of OZO is that it is being manufactured in Finland and carefully distributed 🙂