Kodak Wins Partial Victory Against Apple in Patent Fight
Eastman Kodak Co. won a partial victory against Apple Inc. over patents, defeating Apple's ownership claims to two of 10 patents that Kodak plans to sell as part of its bankruptcy restructuring.
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Allan Gropper in Manhattan ruled in favor of Kodak on the patents, saying the iPhone maker waited too long to assert its claims, according to a decision filed today.
Kodak sued Apple in June over the assets, accusing Apple of trying to disrupt the patent auction planned for next week. Kodak asked Gropper to rule in its favor in a pretrial decision known as summary judgment.