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Kodak already won similar lawsuits against Nokia, Samsung and LG.

Interesting...

1 posted on 03/25/2011 9:10:33 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: Erik Latranyi

"One billion dollars."

2 posted on 03/25/2011 9:21:18 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

"One billion dollars."

3 posted on 03/25/2011 9:23:20 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

I have just patented ‘taking pictures using devices with lenses and films’.

Kodak will now pay me!


4 posted on 03/25/2011 9:29:49 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: Erik Latranyi

RIM job?


8 posted on 03/25/2011 10:08:03 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Erik Latranyi
It's hard to imagine why "image preview in camera phones" is something that should be patented and that someone could get a license from. As Bloomberg notes, Kodak's actual business is faltering and the company is increasingly turning to this kind of litigious behavior to pad its bottomline.

Kodak is a big company in a mid-size town. An old company. Its management grew old, protectionist -- that was back in the 80's and 90's. They weren't willing to promote the risk-taking. Very much like the Detroit car-makers, and even worse. The photo film business was Kodak.

The motive of punishing the inventive continues. As does the abuse of the very IDEALS of what *US* patents are about -- encouraging INVENTION and INNOVATION. Today the patent industry is like what was LEFT BEHIND IN ENGLAND. Punish all risktakers, destroy all innovation and protect the established.

9 posted on 03/25/2011 10:15:06 AM PDT by bvw
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To: Erik Latranyi

And in other news, Kitchenaid is suing Oster for their “Food Preview” technology. Essentially, Kitchenaid made their blender using glass and could see the contents of the food, whereby Oster then used glass, violating Kitchenaid’s patent.

In other wrods, how the Hell is a preview of an image a patent in the first palce???


13 posted on 03/25/2011 12:32:33 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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