“The commission’s chief administrative law judge, Paul Luckern, had ruled in January that the iPhone and the BlackBerry do not violate Kodak’s patent. On appeal, the commission asked Luckern in late June to take another look,” Dobbin reports. “Yet Kodak’s failure to score an outright victory heightened worries on Wall Street about whether the maker of cameras, film and printers will be able to cross back quickly enough into a reliably profitable company.”
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“Mining its rich array of inventions has become indispensable in Kodak’s push to reverse four years of losses and return to profitability in 2012,” Dobbin reports. “After failed negotiations, Kodak filed a complaint with the commission in January 2010 against Apple, of Cupertino, Calif., and RIM, of Waterloo, Canada. It also filed two lawsuits against Apple in U.S. District Court in Rochester, but it has not specified the damages it is seeking. Both lawsuits are still pending. In a counterclaim three months later, Apple argued that some Kodak still and video camera products violate two of Apple’s patents.”
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