Apple has asked a bankruptcy court for a swift appeal on that court’s ruling that Apple’s ownership claims for two Kodak patents were invalid, reports “The Mac Observer” (http://www.macobserver.com). Apple told the court it was in everyone’s best interest to deal with an appeal sooner, rather than later, the article adds.
Apple sued Kodak in April 2010, about three months after Kodak accused Apple and Research In Motion of infringing a patent related to ways of previewing images. Apple’s countersuit said Kodak devices copy the technology that it uses in Macs, iPhone, iTunes and Photo Booth involving image processing, energy management and memory design.
Kodak plans to sell its patents as part of a bankruptcy reorganization in New York. However, Apple claims it owns 10 of the patents in Kodak’s portfolio.