Kodak Wins $76M In Camera Patent Dispute With Ricoh

Law360, New York (October 23, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT) -- Recently reorganized Eastman Kodak Co. will bank $75.78 million after a Manhattan federal jury found Wednesday that Ricoh Co. Ltd. hadn't paid royalties on certain digital camera kits sold by Ricoh subsidiary Pentax Corp. in violation of a patent license agreement.

The eight-person jury decided that the digital single lens reflex camera bodies Pentax sold in kits with at least one lens were "self-contained devices" covered by a 2002 patent license agreement between Kodak and Ricoh, which acquired Pentax from Hoya Corp. in 2011, meaning that...
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