Ricoh Breached Kodak IP In Alliance Gone Awry, Judge Says

Law360, New York (August 9, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Friday granted summary judgment for bankrupt Eastman Kodak Co. against Ricoh Co. Ltd. in their row over a “comprehensive alliance” gone awry, ruling that Ricoh owes additional royalty payments under a patent license agreement for printers.

U.S. District Judge Denise Cote agreed with Kodak’s argument that Ricoh subsidiary Pentax Corp. had breached its patent licensing agreement with the photography equipment company. The two companies had agreed to collaborate on a joint project called ImageLink, which involved selling printers that connected...
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