Appeals court favors Kodak in Apple patent dispute, endorses ITC moves
July 26, 2012, 1:14 pm TWN
SAN FRANCISCO -- An appeals court on Monday sided with bankrupt photo pioneer Eastman Kodak by endorsing a U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) move rejecting claims it infringed on two Apple patents.
The U.S. Court of Appeals “affirmed” the trade commission decision in a terse ruling that rejected a bid by Apple to overturn the outcome of an ITC case in May of this year. The news came as Kodak and Apple exchange legal blows in a patent fight that could thwart the one-time photo giant's quest to raise much-needed cash by selling patents.