Patents

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
blackberry, iphone, itc loophole

Companies:
apple, kodak, rim



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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