ITC Rules Against Kodak Patent Complaint
The International Trade Commission dealt a blow Monday to Eastman Kodak Co., ruling against the company in its patent-infringement complaint against Apple Inc. and Research In Motion Ltd.
This marks the first time the Rochester, N.Y.-based company has received what is known as a negative initial determination recommendation from the trade body. An administrative law judge at the ITC found Kodak’s patents invalid and not infringed by Apple’s iPhone or RIM’s BlackBerry devices. The final decision is expected May 23.
Kodak reports fourth-quarter earnings Wednesday.