Kodak Suing Apple and RIM Over Camera Phone Patents

15 Jan 2010 | Apple , RIM | 0 comments


iphone camera iconEastman Kodak said that it is suing both Apple and BlackBerry maker Research in Motion over technology that is related to the cameras in their devices.

Kodak filed a complaint alleging that the iPhone and BlackBerry devices infringe on a Kodak patent covering technology for previewing photos. Kodak is asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to bar Apple and RIM from shipping the phones.

Kodak also filed other lawsuits against Apple, claiming an infringement of patents related to digital cameras and certain computer processes. It is asking for unspecified monetary damages and a court order to end the disputed practices.

Patent cases can take months or years to resolve, so iPhone and BlackBerry sales aren't immediately affected. RIM and Apple officials declined to comment.