Judge denies Apple’s bid to move Kodak patent suit to new court

“Apple’s patent dispute with foundering photography pioneer Kodak will remain in bankruptcy court, despite a concerted effort on Cupertino’s part to move it,” John Paczkowski reports for AllThingsD.

“Late Thursday, Apple’s request for a change of venue to a district court was denied on the grounds that the dispute should remain in bankruptcy court until some of its key issues are resolved,” Paczkowski reports. “Apple had argued that bankruptcy court lacks both the authority and ‘necessary expertise’ to handle the case, which involves a handful of Kodak digital-imaging patents of which both companies claim ownership.”

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“This case has been a messy one. Kodak has filed complaints in the case that have been dismissed by the judges involved,” Mike Schramm reports for TUAW. “Kodak has filed complaints in the case that have been dismissed by the judges involved. In the end, it might all be a moot point anyway.”

Schramm reports, “If Apple can’t stop the sale of Kodak’s patents, it could simply buy them, and Kodak has already accused Apple of trying to bring the patents’ sale price down by questioning their legality. The auction is currently set to take place next month.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]

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