Bloomberg News reports that Eastman Kodak Co. suffered a negative ruling after a two-year legal fight against Apple Inc. and Research In Motion Ltd. over a patent for digital image-preview technology. Thomas Pender, a U.S. International Trade Commission Judge, ruled that RIM and Apple did not violate Kodak’s rights because the patent in question is not valid.
According to the Bloomberg report, pointing to a bankruptcy court filing, Kodak contends that Apple owes it more than $1 billion in damages for infringement of this and other digital capture patents.
Kodak publically announced plans to sell key components of its patent portfolio, as a means to help it through Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, which the company filed for in January 2012.
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