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Apple Blocked from Pursuing Kodak Lawsuit

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Mar 9, 2012, 9:05 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Apple will not be allowed to pursue a patent-related lawsuit against Eastman Kodak while the ailing imaging giant is restructuring under bankruptcy protection. The judge overseeing Kodak's bankruptcy proceedings described such an action as an "inappropriate way forward." Apple alleges that Kodak is violating patents it holds with respect to previewing images on an LCD screen. The judge encouraged both parties to continue negotiations over potential licensing fees. Kodak is looking to sell a number of its patents as part of its restructuring process.

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Mar 9, 2012, 8:31 PM

Any Company....

Pursuing patent licensing or not ie: destroy the competition by going thermonuclear is financing its own survival by using patents against the competition. Difference here is that Apple had no intention of licensing while complaining in Europe that Moto/Google was being unfair by not allowing fair licensing terms. Fair or not an effort was made to license in Europe while Apple on the other hand tipped the scales and was neither by pursuing elimination of the competition. 😎 😎 😎 😎
Well, actually Apple this week offered settlement terms.....

So apparently Tim Cook and the Apple board of directors are a little more amenable to reason than Steve Jobs was....

Mar 9, 2012, 11:15 AM

Dude, seriously...Apple, WTF is wrong with you?

I am so sick of hearing who is on Apple's 900 page list of who they're going to sue next...

I will be happy when I see some of these companies giving Apple a taste of their own medicine!
Problem is, if you look you will see Kodak has become just as bad as Apple is patent suits. To be fair, if Apple or any others can't sue Kodak because of Chapter 11 protection, they shouldn't be allowed to pursue their suits against othe...
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