Kodak Allowed To Sell 2 Patents Despite Apple's Protests

Law360, Wilmington (August 1, 2012, 10:55 PM EDT) -- A New York bankruptcy judge on Wednesday cleared Eastman Kodak Co. to sell two of the 10 digital camera patents that Apple Inc. had laid claim to, ruling the iPad maker’s claims were time-barred.

In a 40-page opinion, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Allan L. Gropper agreed with Kodak that Apple’s inventorship and ownership claims were precluded because it had waited too long to file them. He granted the former photography giant summary judgment with respect to the two patents in an adversary suit it had filed to...
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