Kodak to Sell Patents for $525 Million

Eastman Kodak Co.’s $525 million patent sale disclosed Wednesday involved a Who’s Who of the global technology industry, as usually fierce rivals came together to take off the market patents governing the digital cameras now ubiquitous in mobile devices.

The list of licensees for the patents is a dozen-long and includes not only Apple Inc. and Google Inc., but also Facebook Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and China’s Huawei Technologies.

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