Kodak Patent Complaint Against Apple, RIM Rejected

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Eastman Kodak Co. lost a crucial opening round Monday in a high-stakes patent dispute over whether iPhones and BlackBerry camera phones infringe on its digital-imaging technology.The U.S. International Trade Commissio…

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Eastman Kodak Co. lost a crucial opening round Monday in a high-stakes patent dispute over whether iPhones and BlackBerry camera phones infringe on its digital-imaging technology.

The U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington said in a preliminary ruling that Apple Inc.’s iPhones and Research in Motion Ltd.’s camera-enabled BlackBerry models do not violate Kodak’s 2001 patent covering ways to preview digital images.

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