Kodak extended its patent auction this week, saying the winner won’t be announced as it’s still talking with bidders, reports “Reuters” (http://macte.ch/PiWDO). A spokeswoman for the company declined to comment on the length of the extension.
Kodak told “Reuters” regulatory filings would reveal more information about its business, including financial projections. Apple and Google are among those vying for the company’s patents.
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.
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.