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Topic: Kodak

Ownership of imaging patents acquired from Kodak now being transferred to Apple

04/30/2013, 09:04 am

Filings with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office revealed on Tuesday that the transfer of a number of patents from Kodak to Apple has begun, with the iPhone maker taking ownership of several patents covering aspects of digital photography.


Apple and Google reportedly partners in $500M bid for Kodak patents

12/07/2012, 11:12 pm

Despite ongoing legal struggles with Google subsidiary Motorola, Apple has reportedly teamed up with the internet search giant to offer a bid for Kodak patents worth over $500 million.


Apple, Google remain in talks to buy Kodak patents

11/14/2012, 03:11 pm

Kodak has been granted a deadline extension to retain exclusive control of its bankruptcy case through February, as the company continues to hope it will be able to sell off its patent portfolio to a list of potential buyers that include Apple and Google.


Winner of Kodak auction may be determined by Aug. 23 ahead of final sale hearing

08/22/2012, 07:08 pm

It was revealed in court documents filed on Friday that Kodak's patent auction will reach a final hearing on Aug. 30, pointing to a possible sale a week earlier where the company will determine which bidder, if any, has won the rights to the valuable digital imaging portfolio.


Google, HTC, Samsung reportedly joining Apple in effort to buy Kodak patents

08/17/2012, 12:08 pm

Apple is seeking to buy up Kodak patents, reportedly as part of a consortium that includes Google and various Android licensees, all of whom would benefit from keeping the firm's imaging rights out of the hands of patent trolls.


Apple loses bid to transfer Kodak suit out of bankruptcy court, patent sell-off to proceed

07/26/2012, 09:07 pm

A judge on Thursday denied Apple's request to transfer its patent dispute with Kodak to a New York district court, a venue change that could have hindered plans to sell off patents from the bankrupt photography company's lucrative portfolio.


Kodak loses patent case against Apple, RIM

07/21/2012, 10:07 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday dismissed a Kodak lawsuit against both Apple and Research in Motion that claimed the two companies infringed on a patent regarding previewing images with a digital camera.


Kodak patent sale to move forward in spite of Apple ownership claims

07/03/2012, 03:07 am

A bankruptcy court judge has approved the sale of a collection of over 1,100 of Kodak's patents in spite of Apple's attempts to block the auction on the grounds that it has a claim on some of the intellectual property.


ITC judge finds key Kodak patent invalid in suit with Apple, RIM

05/21/2012, 04:05 pm

Kodak suffered a major setback on Monday as an initial ruling from the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that one of the company's key patents is invalid a decision that could potentially reduce the value of Kodak's soon-to-be-auctioned patent portfolio.


Judge orders Apple to halt patent litigation against Kodak

03/08/2012, 05:03 pm

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge on Thursday declared that Apple must not move forward with its patent suit against Eastman Kodak, and barred the iPhone maker from instigating any future litigation involving the bankrupt company.


Kodak opposes Apple's efforts to block $2.6 billion sale of disputed imaging patents

03/05/2012, 06:03 pm

Kodak is seeking to block Apple from halting its sale of $2.6 billion in imaging patents, related to claims that Apple actually owns some key patents Kodak is attempting to sell.


Kodak sells online business to Shutterfly, patent sale held up by Apple dispute

03/02/2012, 09:03 am

As bankrupt Kodak looks to sell off its assets and streamline the company, it has sold its online photo business to Shutterfly for $23.8 million, while the sale of about 1,100 digital patents remains on hold because of a patent dispute with Apple.


Briefly: Apple corrects 'Nightline'; Kodak ITC suit; Samsung Galaxy S II hits 20M

02/23/2012, 01:02 am

After ABC Nightline's special episode on Apple's supply chain ran on Tuesday, the iPad maker has issued a correction on one claim by the show, while the U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to investigate a recent lawsuit brought by ailing Eastman Kodak against Apple and HTC. Finally, Samsung announced on Thursday that it has sold 20 million Galaxy S II units since the smartphone launched last April.


Apple seeks approval to sue bankrupt Kodak for patent infringement

02/15/2012, 08:02 am

Apple has asked a judge for permission to sue Eastman Kodak for alleged patent infringement, with the approval necessary because Kodak has recently filed for bankruptcy.


Apple claims ownership of digital photography patents asserted by Kodak

01/20/2012, 06:01 pm

Apple has asked a bankruptcy court to block Kodak from obtaining loans using certain patents as collateral, arguing that it believes the disputed Kodak patents actually belong to Apple.


Photography pioneer Kodak files for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

01/19/2012, 01:01 am

Unable to maintain a steady supply of money from its digital imaging patents, storied photography pioneer Eastman Kodak announced late Wednesday that it is filing for chapter 11 business reorganization and bankruptcy protection.


Kodak lawsuit accuses Apple of violating four patents (u)

01/10/2012, 05:01 pm

Writhing Eastman Kodak, Co. has filed lawsuits against Apple and HTC claiming infringement of patent violations regarding digital imaging technology amid last-ditch efforts to keep business afloat.


WSJ: Eastman Kodak readying bankruptcy filing

01/04/2012, 09:01 pm

A new report has rung an early death knell for once-mighty photography pioneer Eastman Kodak, claiming that the company is preparing a bankruptcy protection filing in case it is unable to sell off its digital imaging patents.


ITC delays ruling on Kodak suit against Apple until Sept. 2012

12/19/2011, 09:12 pm

With Eastman Kodak's cash reserves continuing to dwindle, the U.S. International Trade Commission has pushed back the expected date for a final decision on the company's patent infringement complaint against Apple from December of this year to September 2012.


Kodak patent sale attracting 'large numbers' of interested buyers

08/31/2011, 01:08 am

Eastman Kodak revealed this week that interest in the company's digital imaging patents is high, as numerous people are seriously considering buying the patent collection.