Kodak To Face Challenges To Patent Portfolio Sale In Ch. 11

By Erin Coe (January 19, 2012, 10:45 PM EST) -- Eastman Kodak Co.'s Chapter 11 filing on Thursday raises questions over the fate of the photography pioneer's massive intellectual property assets and its series of patent litigation battles spanning federal courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission, according to attorneys.

Attorneys expect that Kodak will sell off at least a portion of its portfolio in bankruptcy. While it remains unclear just how large Kodak's portfolio is, the company in November revealed that it had decided to put up for sale about 1,100 digital imaging patents, which accounted for about 10 percent of its entire portfolio, and they were valued at up...

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