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ITC Decision: Kodak ‘218 Patent is Invalid in Case Against RIM

23-Jul-2012 | Source : | Visits : 9608
IRVING, TX - Research In Motion Limited (RIM), a world leader in the mobile communications market, learned that the US International Trade Commission (ITC) has terminated its investigation after making a determination in favor of RIM that the only asserted claim of Kodak’s US Patent No. 6,292,218 for electronic cameras (Kodak’s ‘218 patent) is invalid, a press release by RIM stated.

On January 14, 2010, Kodak filed a complaint with the ITC alleging that RIM’s camera-enabled products infringe Kodak’s ‘218 patent. On May 21, 2012 Judge Pender reaffirmed the earlier finding of then-presiding Chief Judge Luckern that Kodak’s ‘218 patent is invalid. Kodak requested that the full Commission review and modify that finding, but instead the ITC made final the decision that the Kodak ‘218 patent is invalid.

“RIM is pleased that both former ITC Chief Judge Luckern and ITC Judge Pender, and now the full Commission, have confirmed that the Kodak ‘218 patent is invalid,” said Barbara Parvis, RIM Vice President of Litigation. “RIM respects the valid intellectual property rights of other companies, but will vigorously defend itself against improper claims.”

Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999.

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