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Eastman Kodak Sued in Bankruptcy Over Kyocera Patents

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Jan. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Eastman Kodak Co., the bankrupt photography company, was sued by Japan’s Kyocera Corp. for allegedly infringing more than a dozen U.S. patents with its printers and digital cameras.

Kodak, based in Rochester, New York, will cause “irreparable harm” to Kyoto-based Kyocera if the infringement isn’t stopped, plaintiff’s lawyers said in a complaint filed today in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan.

Kyocera is seeking a jury trial and unspecified damages from Kodak, which has been trying to sell some of its own patents to pay creditors.

Kodak sought bankruptcy protection in January 2012, citing $5.1 billion in assets and $6.75 billion in debt, as the transition to digital photography eroded the company’s film-based business.

Christopher Veronda, a Kodak spokesman, didn’t immediately return voice and e-mail messages seeking comment on the lawsuit.

The bankruptcy case is In re Eastman Kodak Co., 12-10202, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan).

To contact the reporter on this story: Phil Milford in Wilmington, Delaware, at pmilford@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: John Pickering at jpickering@bloomberg.net

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