“Eastman Kodak Co’s digital-camera technology doesn’t violate Apple Inc.’s patent rights, a U.S. International Trade Commission judge said,” Susan Decker reports for Bloomberg.
“Neither of the two patents in Apple’s case before the ITC were being infringed, and one of the patents is invalid, Judge Robert Rogers in Washington said today,” Decker reports. “The judge’s findings are subject to review by the six-member ITC, which has the power to block imports of products that infringe U.S. patents… ‘We’re pleased by today’s ruling and we are looking forward to the full ITC commission’s ruling in our case against Apple and RIM, which is expected in late June,’ David Lanzillo, a spokesman for Kodak, said in a statement.”
Decker reports, “One of the Apple patents covers a way a camera can process several images at the same time and the other invention is for a way to handle multiple processes at once, such as adjustments in balance, color, sharpness and resolution. The complaint targeted the Kodak Z series, M series, C series, and Slice cameras, as well as video cameras including the Playsport. The reasons behind the judge’s opinion today won’t be made public until both sides have the chance to redact confidential information.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]
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