Eastman Kodak v. Apple and RIM: target date for ITC decision postponed by one week

“The ITC has surprisingly given notice that the target date for the decision has been extended by one week,” Florian Mueller reports for FOSS Patents.

“It’s now [schedule for] June 30, 2011,” Mueller reports. “This could either be due to a delay on the ITC’s part or a way for the ITC to give the parties more time to negotiate a settlement.”

Mueller reports, “The ITC was slated to issue today its decision in the investigation it instituted last year at Eastman Kodak’s request against Apple and BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM). The investigation’s official title is “Certain mobile telephones and wireless communication devices featuring digital cameras, and components thereof” (investigation no. 337-TA-703). As the title shows, this is about the cameras built into smartphones — but in a software (not hardware) sense: Kodak is asserting an image preview patent.”

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