On March 25, 2011, the International Trade Commission (ITC) will announce if it will review the earlier ruling of an ITC judge who ruled in favor of Apple and RIM.
This is a serious issue for Kodak as the company is losing its business to mobile phone makers. In an interview on March 24, 2011, Antonio Perez, CEO, Kodak, said that his company “deserves to win.” If it wins the ITC ruling, it would receive $1 billion from Apple and Research in Motion.
Kodak filed a complaint against Apple and RIM over patent infringement in January 2010 in the U.S. District Court for the West District of New York. It claimed that iPhone and BlackBerry phones are using technologies developed by Kodak. In February, ITC announced that it would look into Kodak’s allegation.
Apple and RIM also sued Kodak over patent infringement. In January 2011, an ITC judge ruled in favor of Apple and RIM.
Using the same patent infringement claim with the ITC, Kodak gained $550 million from Samsung and $414 million from LG.