by Mike Masnick
Thu, Jan 14th 2010 5:59pm
We actually had some high hopes for Kodak not to go down this road, as it had shown some desire to actually focus on innovation, rather than going the litigation route, but apparently that wasn't working. As a bunch of you have sent in, Kodak has decided to go after both Apple and RIM for patent infringement -- and like so many these days, it's going for a double dip by filing a lawsuit in the courts and separately using the ITC loophole as well. How often do we see this? A company with a legacy business that is under threat of innovation... and it suddenly starts focusing on patent lawsuits rather than concentrating on actually adapting. Sure, it can try to do both at once, but it's rare to see that happen. Once the company breaks out the patent lawsuits, it's almost screaming out that its innovation efforts aren't very successful.
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