Codebreaker

Apple can’t sue Kodak, will continue effort to get blood from a stone

John Moe Mar 9, 2012
Codebreaker

Apple can’t sue Kodak, will continue effort to get blood from a stone

John Moe Mar 9, 2012


We told you about Apple’s attempt to sue the smoldering remains of the once great dynasty known as Kodak over alleged patent violations, despite the fact that Kodak is in bankruptcy and barely even exists. It’s a little bit like Eli Manning trying to defeat the deceased Jim Thorpe in a football skills contest. Now U.S. bankruptcy judge Allan Gropper has ruled that the suit is “an inappropriate way forward” because Kodak is in bankruptcy.

From Reuters:

The infringement claims center on a Kodak patent that lets consumers preview digital photographs on LCD screens.
Judge Gropper also denied Apple’s request to file a new patent infringement lawsuit against Kodak over printer and digital camera patents.

As a nonprofit news organization, our future depends on listeners like you who believe in the power of public service journalism.

Your investment in Marketplace helps us remain paywall-free and ensures everyone has access to trustworthy, unbiased news and information, regardless of their ability to pay.

Donate today — in any amount — to become a Marketplace Investor. Now more than ever, your commitment makes a difference.