The International Trade Commission is upholding a judge's decision from May that Kodak did not infringe on several of Apple's digital photography patents.
This decision was part of a countersuit Apple filed in response to a patent lawsuit originally filed by Kodak early last year against both Apple and Research in Motion.
Kodak lost the original judgement in its lawsuit, alleging Apple and RIM violated two of its patents around image preview and processing -- but in an appeal the ITC decided to “affirm in part, reverse in part, and remand in part” the ruling that Apple and RIM had not infringed on Kodak's patents. A decision in that case is expected at the end of August.
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You didn't answer the question.
Where is your religiously indignant fervor about companies that can't innovate (and stealing from those that can) that you exhibit every time Apple sues someone?
And of course a fanboy isn't a fanboy without being slightly hypocritical. I don't think we'll get an answer.
I think most on here believe that Kodak has the right (and should) protect its patents, I'm just not sure I agree with they approach they are taking with Apple and RIM. With a market capitalization of only $650M, it might be cheaper to buy the company rather then pay for the rights to use the patents. I'm guessing that is why Kodak is now shopping the patents according to the article this morning in the WSJ. Wouldn't be surprised if Apple ends up the owner of the patents and the case just goes away.
They exhibit the same arrogant, narrow-minded, belligerent stupidity and a refusal to acknowledge wrong from right that are hallmarks of our less than perfect species.
If any company infringes another's patents they should pay.
I'm sure the thousands of employees of Kodak and their families will welcome some of the above comments that they should effectively be made jobless just because they don't pray to the God of Apple.
I wonder what happens when an Apple lawyer or outside counsel loses a case... I can see them drowning themselves in a beer that night thinking that Steve is gonna be pissed!