Kodak, one the verge of being bankrupt, has filed a lawsuit against Apple and HTC suggesting that the companies have infringed on patents held the Kodak. The patents concerned in the release from Kodak stated that Apple and HTC both infringed on:
- U.S. Patent No. 7,210,161 – “Automatically Transmitting Images from an Electronic Camera to a Service Provider Using a Network Configuration File”
- U.S. Patent No. 7,742,084 – “Network Configuration File for Automatically Transmitting Images from an Electronic Still Camera”
- U.S. Patent No. 7,453,605 – “Capturing Digital Images to be Transferred to an E-Mail Address”
- U.S. Patent No. 7,936,391 – “Digital Camera with Communications Interface for Selectively Transmitting Images over a Cellular Phone Network and a Wireless LAN Network to a Destination”
The patents which were long ago granted to Kodak, have been little used but with Kodak bleeding stock price and needing cash, this may be the path that they take for the immediate future in order to garner more time to recover from their lack of foresight to go into the digital photography arena.
Source: Business Wire