Sources: Reuters, The Wall Street Journal
quote: But while Gropper denied that request, he agreed that the case needs to be resolved sooner rather than later, and in a way that does not interfere with Kodak's ongoing plans to sell its patent portfolio and emerge from bankruptcy.
quote: Kodak sued Apple first. Kodak sued Apple Inc. and Research In Motion (RIM) in January 2010, filing two lawsuits against Apple and a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission against both Apple and RIM, alleging Apple's and RIM's phones infringe on a Kodak digital imaging technology, after the companies refused to pay patent royalties on Kodak's digital camera technology.
quote: While it seems as if Apple is taking advantage of Kodak's position, Kodak was apparently well enough to send a patent infringement lawsuit at Apple first in January, which also targeted Motorola Mobility.
quote: Apple claims that the Kodak law suite relates to technology jointly developed and co-owned by the two companies when they collaborated on Apple's QuickTake camera which was one of the first consumer digital camera lines built for Apple by Kodak.
quote: ...a digital camera Apple said it created along with Kodak in the 1990s. More specifically, the patent is a digital camera that can preview images on a LCD screen.
quote: Apple fought back and is seeking to prove it jointly owns the patents that arose from the Apple-Kodak collaborative effort. Apple does not want the patent portfolio in question passed on to third parties as part of Kodaks bankruptcy proceedings without the issue of joint ownership being resolved first.
quote: Apple now fears that the patent might be sold during Kodak's bankruptcy, and wants to resolve this ownership argument quickly.
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quote: who never offers any logical reason why anything any of us say is 'wrong'.
quote: Tony were still waiting for that list of applications that run better on an Ipad than on a laptop! Please get on it sir!