Apple, Google, RIM Said Part of Group Buying Kodak Patents

Apple Inc. (AAPL), Google Inc. (GOOG) and Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) are part of the consortium that won the bidding for Eastman Kodak Co. (EKDKQ)’s digital-imaging patents, said two people with knowledge of the matter.

Facebook Inc., Inc. and Microsoft Corp. also were part of the group, said the people, who asked not to be named as the process was private. Samsung Electronics Co., Adobe Systems Inc. and HTC Corp. also participated, they said. Chris Veronda, a spokesman for Rochester, New York-based Kodak, declined to comment on the process.

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