Kodak Wins The Latest Round Of Their Patent Lawsuit Against Apple And RIM

Seeing as I just posted about Apple winning round one of their patent battle against Nokia, it seemed only right that I report on the fact that Kodak has won a round of their patent lawsuit against RIM and Apple:

Kodak rose as much as 25 percent in late trading after the U.S. International Trade Commission said it will review a judge’s findings from January that Apple’s iPhone and RIM’s BlackBerry don’t violate Kodak’s patent on a way to preview digital images using less processing power and storage space. The ITC, which can block imports of products that violate U.S. patents, plans to make a final determination by May 23.

Just like the Apple/Nokia lawsuit, May 23 won’t solve anything. After all, I said that this lawsuit was dead a little while ago and we’re still talking about it. But seeing as Apple and RIM are looking at paying up to a billion dollars, we might see a flurry of cheques being written to make this go away.

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