/// Kodak CEO Would Like "Big Money" From Apple and RIM, Please [Digital Daily]

March 25, 2011  |  Uncategorized

The U.S. International Trade Commission hasn’t yet decided to review its determination that Apple’s iPhone and Research In Motion’s BlackBerry don’t violate Kodak’s patent on an image-preview function in smartphones. But that hasn’t stopped Kodak Chairman and CEO Antonio Perez from slapping a cash value on the settlement that might result if it does. $1 billion . “This is a lot of money, big money,” Perez told Bloomberg, adding that his company “deserves to win.” Problem is, it lost once already. An ITC judge ruled in January that Apple and RIM didn’t violate the patent at issue here and declared the patent invalid because it’s an obvious variation of an earlier invention. Now, it’s certainly possible that the commission could overturn that ruling. And, if it does, it’s also possible that it could block imports of the infringing products, which would obviously be a big incentive for both Apple and RIM to settle

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Kodak CEO Would Like "Big Money" From Apple and RIM, Please [Digital Daily]


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