Apple, RIM Win First Round in Kodak Patent Fight
The U.S. International Trade Commission has sided with Apple and Research In Motion in an initial ruling over a complaint by Kodak. Imaging giant Eastman Kodak filed the complain last year, alleging that Apple and RIM were violating Kodak's patents that pertain to previewing digital images on mobile devices. The judge overseeing the complaint said that the companies aren't infringing on Kodak's patent, which weakens Kodak's case against the two companies significantly. Kodak's chief intellectual property officer, Laura Quatela, said in a statement, "We fully expect the ITC commission will ultimately rule that the patent claim at issue is valid and infringed by Apple and RIM." Kodak has won similar complaints in the past, allowing it to collect nearly $1 billion in royalty payment from Samsung and LG.
Hands On with the Kodak Ektra
Bullitt Group is back with another Kodak-branded smartphone and believes it has a better combination of form, features, and functionality in the Ektra. The Ektra clearly taps into the nostalgia factor thanks to its resemblance to older cameras.
Kodak Ektra Improves Camera and Lowers Price As It Makes US Debut
Eastman Kodak and Bullitt Group this week launched the Ektra smartphone in the U.S. The handset was first announced in October 2016.
Kodak Ektra Is More Camera Than Phone
Bullitt Group today announced the Kodak Ektra, an Android smartphone that focuses on providing a steady camera experience. Bullitt is the company behind CAT phones and made another Kodak-branded phone earlier this year.
Immersion Files Patent Complaint Against Apple
The U.S. International Trade Commission today said it plans to investigate allegations made by Immersion that Apple and AT&T are violating its patents.
ITC to Investigate Another Complaint Against Apple
The International Trade Commission today said it will investigate claims made by Aqua Connect and Strategic Technology Partners that Apple is infringing on its patents. The two California-based firms filed grievances with the ITC in October and assert Apple's Mac computers, iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Apple TVs violate their intellectual property.
It would be very difficult to find anything in the photo industry, not tied to Kodak. Apple has only had an inclusion of a camera on the iPhone in only the last 3 years, RIM maybe 6.
Isn't there a chance that these two companies may just be infringing on Kodak intellectual property? I mean, a photo company dedicated to photo developments and software design since the end of the 1800s has to be m...