If the judge would have banned the imports it wouldn't have been long before someone had to look closer at what a utter joke the US patent office has become.
The American International Trade Commission has ruled that neither the iPhone nor RIM's BlackBerry infringe Kodak's patent on previewing images, and so both can continue to be legally imported into the USA. The presiding judge has decided that the patent, which covers previewing HD content in standard definition, isn't being …
Kodak missed the boat badly when they decided that this digital photography/video crap was all just a passing fad.
The only way that they could even begin to make up ground on the competition was to buy companies like Chinon, Creo, and others and rebrand their products.
Now it looks like they're right up on the cutting edge where innovation means not really innovating, just watching to see if you can sue anyone for patent infringement.
Kodak-Eastman had some great moments in technological history, unfortunately things have moved on.
They were well aware of the digital imaging age as I remember them issuing a paper about 10-15 years ago advising how their business would change with the then impending digital transition.
You can't even get Kodachrome processed any more. Thank goodness for Fuji!
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