Apple can't continue pursuing patent claims against Kodak

Apple can't continue pursuing patent claims against Kodak
Apple told it cannot pursue infringement claims, for now.

The iPad-maker had brought a case against Eastman Kodak Co. for alleged patent infringement relating to a Kodak patent that lets consumers preview digital photographs on an LCD screen. On Thursday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Allan Gropper said it would be inappropriate to allow Apple to continue pursuing patent infringement claims against Kodak, since the photography giant is in bankruptcy.

He also denied a request from Apple to file a new patent infringement lawsuit against Kodak over more patents.

Apple had sought to lift a stay freezing a patent lawsuit pending in a federal court in Rochester, New York. The Judge denied the request, but conceded that the case needs to be resolved soon, but not in a way that interferes with Kodak's efforts to sell its patent portfolio.

"I would request that the parties report to me on their efforts to come up with a procedure that truly works," he said.

Apple has been accused by Kodak of attempting to slow the patent sale process, which is vital for Kodak.

Written by: James Delahunty @ 9 Mar 2012 21:10
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  • nbfreak2

    Kick em when there down............

    9.3.2012 22:01 #1

  • SmaryJerry (unverified)

    Is there anyone Apple hasn't sued? I mean seriously they don't even have anything that is unique to their products. All they did was take what other people had patented for computers, cameras, and laptops and add the phrase "in a phone" or "on a touch screen" to it.

    9.3.2012 23:54 #2

  • LordRuss

    Originally posted by nbfreak2: Kick em when there down............ Thank god there is someone (a judge in this case; never thought I'd see that) out there that refuses to let the mightily corrupt continue attempt to pull blood from a stone.

    11.3.2012 17:00 #3

  • robertmro

    Sad to see Kodak in such a pathetic state.

    All giants eventually fall. Apple, Google and Microsoft are not exceptions.

    15.3.2012 15:55 #4

  • LordRuss

    True. They're probably going to get their turn in the barrel soon enough.

    15.3.2012 17:20 #5

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