A judge said today that Apple and RIM phones featuring cameras are not infringing on technology developed by Eastman Kodak, according to reports.
with the International Trade Commission claiming that the technology used in the iPhone and BlackBerry to preview images infringes on one of its digital imaging patents. Kodak demanded the ITC block import of phones in violation.
The endgame for Kodak is really to get Apple and RIM to pay royalties for using the technology. The camera company arrived at royalty arrangements more recently with LG and Samsung.
But an ITC administrative law judge said today that Kodak's technology was not being used illegally by Apple or RIM, according to a Bloomberg story. The decision is not final, and per ITC rules, will be reviewed by a six-member commission who can either affirm his ruling or overturn it.
for violating two of its patents related to digital photography.
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