This is In furtherance to our earlier blog post ‘Kodak’s Patent Held Invalid Due to “Obvious” Reasons!’ dated 24th May 2012 involving Kodak, Apple and RIM. Kodak filed case against other two before ITC contending that the companies have infringed the patent (U.S. Patent No. 6,292,218) in “electronic camera for initiating capture of still images while previewing motion images”. The ITC Judge Ponder has ruled in favour RIM and Apple. We have stated that an appeal was expected and Kodak did appeal to the Full commission of ITC and on Friday the Commission has upheld the decision of Judge Ponder that neither of the two Mobile phones companies has infringed Kodak’s patent.
This is a major setback for Kodak which has won the bankruptcy court permission to sell a part of its patents portfolio consisting of about 1100 patents and an immediate effect on its share value.
Contributed by: YSN Murthy