ITC Rejects Key Kodak Patent As Invalid

from the bye-bye dept

A couple years ago, a massively struggling Kodak decided that perhaps it could cash in by suing more innovative companies for patent infringement. It filed suits against Apple and RIM for patent infringement both in the courts and using the ITC loophole. It appears that going to the ITC may have been a mistake on Kodak's part, as the administrative law judge there has said that the patent is invalid, so it doesn't even matter that some iPhones and Blackberries technically infringe. Of course, this has to hurt even more, considering that Kodak's trying to sell off its patents. If one of the key ones is found to be invalid, that can't be helpful in selling the bundle...


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    Nye Kahn, May 22nd, 2012 @ 10:27pm

    Who is this Kodak? A bear?

     

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    That One Guy (profile), May 22nd, 2012 @ 11:41pm

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    No, bears still have relevance, and people care if they die.

     

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    trilobug, May 23rd, 2012 @ 1:41am

    True Colors

    Hmm...It's a Kodak moment.

     

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    The eejit (profile), May 23rd, 2012 @ 1:45am

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    No, that's Kojak.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 23rd, 2012 @ 2:24am

    Re: True Colors

    Naah, its a Kojak moment.

     

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    Digitari, May 23rd, 2012 @ 6:06am

    Re: Re: True Colors

    Kojak was just a sucker...........


    .....Who loves ya Baby!!

     

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    hegemon13, May 23rd, 2012 @ 9:25am

    Shouldn't have gone after the ITC's darlings

    Kodak's patent is ridiculously broad, and it needs to be invalidated. But let's face it. If the shoe was one the other foot, with Apple or RIM filing for injunction against Kodak, we know damn well this would have gone the other way.

     

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    squirrel (profile), May 23rd, 2012 @ 11:21am

    Time of death: sometime in the very near future.

    Goodbye Kodak. I am sad I never got to use Kodachrome film. It's horrible that this historic company died from self-inflicted wounds.

     

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    The Groove Tiger (profile), May 23rd, 2012 @ 11:28am

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    Isn't that the bald police guy?

     

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