Kodak Camera IP Found Invalid In RIM, Apple Case

Law360, New York (January 25, 2011, 1:58 PM EST) -- An administrative law judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission has found an Eastman Kodak Co. digital camera patent invalid, imperiling the company’s infringement case against Apple Inc. and Research In Motion Ltd.

Judge Paul J. Luckern issued a final initial determination Monday in the investigation of Apple and RIM’s leading smartphones, rejecting Kodak’s bid for royalties and finding that the asserted patent is invalid due to obviousness. The probe was brought under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930.

Specifically, claim 15 of U.S....
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