ITC Ruling Could Be Nail In Kodak Patent Sale's Coffin

By Lisa Uhlman (July 23, 2012, 9:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission's Friday ruling that an Eastman Kodak Co. camera preview patent is invalid could spell trouble for the bankrupt company's bet-the-farm sale of a stable of patents, on which its future largely rides, experts said.

The debtor promised to appeal the ruling to the Federal Circuit with the hope of a reversal that would validate one of its key patents in the proposed sale, something it's tied its future to as it seeks to bring in as much as $2.6 billion from the 1,100-patent portfolio to put toward its restructuring efforts.

But even if Kodak succeeds at...

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