Kodak has lost a ruling in an International Trade Commission patent suit against Apple and Research In Motion.
The company said in a statement on Monday that a judge determined that its patent claim, arguing that Apple and Research In Motion (RIM) were infringing on image preview technology in digital cameras, was invalid.
Although the ruling was a setback, the final commission ruling will come 23 May, and the company "fully expects the [commission] will ultimately rule that the patent claim at issue is valid and infringed by Apple and RIM", according to Laura G Quatela, Kodak's general counsel.
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