Court allows Kodak tocontinue patent auction
Apple has been trying to file a patent infringement lawsuit against photography giant Kodak since the beginning of the year. The problem for Apple is that Kodak is currently in bankruptcy proceedings and is trying to auction off some of the patents Kodak holds to raise money. Apple claims to own roughly 10 of the patents Kodak is trying to sell.
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Apple maintains that it owns to the patents because it worked with Kodak on a digital camera back in the 90s and Kodak applied for patents on its own. Kodak naturally calls complaints frivolous. The Bankruptcy Court overseeing Kodak's proceedings has agreed to allow Kodak to continue with auctioning off the patents by sealed bid. The auction is expected to commence next month.