Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Kodak Loses Claim of RIM, Apple Infringing Imaging Patent

Eastman Kodak Co. lost a ruling in a two-year legal fight against Apple Inc. and Research In Motion Ltd. over a patent for digital image-preview technology, a decision that may hurt the value of assets Kodak is selling.

RIM and Apple didn’t violate Kodak’s rights because the patent is invalid, U.S. International Trade Commission Judge Thomas Pender said in a notice posted on the agency’s website. Kodak said it will appeal the findings with the six-member commission in Washington, which has the power to block imports of products that infringe U.S. patents.