“The Wall Street Journal” reports (http://macte.ch/vl5XE) that Apple is teaming up with Samsung, HTC and Google to obtain the patents Kodak is looking to sell — but at a lower price than what Kodak is asking.

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.