Apple Appeals Kodak Bankruptcy Court Patent Case Ruling
By David McLaughlin – Aug 23, 2012 10:36 AM ET
Apple Inc. (AAMRQ) is appealing a bankruptcy judge’s ruling in favor of Eastman Kodak Co. (EKDKQ) that blocked the iPhone maker’s claims to two patents.
Apple said in a court filing yesterday that it is challenging U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Allan Gropper’s decision that gave Kodak a partial victory in a lawsuit over ownership of 10 patents.
The assets are in a portfolio of patents that Kodak put up for sale as part of its bankruptcy restructuring. The Rochester, New York-based company sued Apple after the Cupertino, California-based company asserted claims to the patents.
Gropper ruled in favor of Kodak on two of the patents. The judge denied the company’s request for a pretrial ruling known as summary judgment on the eight others and said Kodak could renew its request.
The lawsuit is Eastman Kodak Co. v. Apple Inc., 12-01720, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan).
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