And the latest victor in the Kodak vs. Apple/RIM battle is Kodak. Or perhaps it’s Apple. There are conflicting reports about the latest even in the legal brouhaha.
Eastman Kodak won the latest round in its patent dispute with Apple and Research in Motion, a victory with the potential to generate more than US$1 billion in new licensing revenue for the camera company, reports “Bloomberg” (http://macte.ch/ucKnT).
Kodak rose as much as 21% in late trading after the U.S. International Trade Commission said it will review a judge’s findings from January that Apple’s iPhone and RIM’s BlackBerry don’t violate Kodak’s patent on a way to preview digital images using less processing power and storage space, the article adds. The ITC, which can block imports of products that violate U.S. patents, plans to make a final determination by May 23.
However, “Reuters” (http://macte.ch/IC1em) says that it was Apple that won the victory as the U.S. trade panel ruled that the Apple didn’t violate any of five Nokia patents.A judge at the International Trade Commission, which hears many patent cases, said that Apple didn’t violate the Nokia patents, the article adds.
For more on the going lawsuit, go to http://macte.ch/PXGnC .