We are not the only ones who have reported on the "Raw Wars" several times. Ultimately, this topic is always about the fact that the camera manufacturer RED holds a controversial patent that makes it difficult or impossible for other camera manufacturers to offer internal RAW recording in their own cameras.
RED recently fought with Nikon in this matter. The Japanese simply created facts in the end with the Z9 camera by integrating an internal RAW recording function. Nikon responded to RED&s ensuing lawsuit with a not inconclusive prior-art argument that www.slashcam.de/news/single/Interne-RAW-Aufnahme--Nikon-haelt-RED-Patente-fuer-u-17452.html had been granted a fundamentally invalid patent.
For this reason, all eyes were now on the trial starting in 2024 - because if RED&s patents were declared invalid in court, almost every camera manufacturer would be likely to quickly add this (technically rather banal anyway) function.
That won&t happen now, because Nikon and RED reached an agreement before the trial started - on terms that were not openly communicated.
Neither company has issued an official statement. However, since Nikon has also not released a new firmware update without a RAW function, we can probably strongly assume that RAW recording has come to stay with Nikon cameras. However, we will only get more clarity when more Nikon cameras with RAW video recording are released in the near future.
Incidentally, a week before this "settlement" was reached, a joint motion to extend the discovery deadlines and the date for the jury trial was denied by the court. As a result, neither party was very sure that they could win this trial.
For Nikon, this chapter is probably now over and they have gained the fine advantage that RED theoretically continues to keep other competitors at bay. After all, RED can continue to assert its patent claims for internal RAW recording against other companies. By the way, RED should have a similar agreement with Canon, but there are probably no comparable "agreements" with Sony or FUJI (yet??).
By the way, RED&s main patent for compressed raw data does not expire until 2028. In addition, RED has filed another patent titled "Video Image Data Processing In Electronic Devices" which covers a wide range of recordable devices (including smartphones). And this new patent doesn&t even expire until 2037.
So even though the Nikon vs. RED battle has now come to a peaceful end, the RAW WARS are probably not over yet.