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http://www.computerweekly.com/Articl...r-1bn-says.htm

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Kodak sued Apple in January 2010, alleging that the iPhone had infringed patents relating to low-resolution image previews. Apple countersued.

In January, an ITC judge ruled in favour of Apple and RIM, who said the patent was invalid because it was a variation of an earlier invention.
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The International Trade Commission (ITC) is scheduled to announce on Friday whether it will review an ITC judge's earlier ruling that Apple and RIM are not in violation of the company's image-preview patents.
I totally agree with the judge here. It seems like such a broad patent. "Creating a low resolution preview of a digital image."
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Crap like this makes me wish our patent system wasn't so damn stupid.
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Maybe instead of suing Apple and RIM they should actually make a competitive product.

The Zi8 was good before the new 4th gen Touch came out but now their Zi10 is around the same price and only offers the camcorder portion of the Touch.
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Well the funny thing is, the people that cross the line the most, are in China & countries where they laugh at Copy Writes / Patents & pirate like there was no tomorrow...

Here in the states the kids just settle for acting silly in courts, saying I'm gonna sue them for X Billion or X Trilling Dollars, which in itself is an act of a pure idiot who can't control their emotions, or can't admit they fail at business.

The only reason this stuff is happening is the economy is mad tight, and captains want to hold on to their ships without having to throw men overboard...

But seriously, they need to put a cap on damages that can be awarded, unless it's a class action...

Nevertheless, this is business now in America, sue & be sued, welcome to the new Mellinium! >.>
Edited by _GTech - 3/25/11 at 9:41pm
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Quote:
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Maybe instead of suing Apple and RIM they should actually make a competitive product.

The Zi8 was good before the new 4th gen Touch came out but now their Zi10 is around the same price and only offers the camcorder portion of the Touch.
No doubt. Kodak has been behind for a long while now.
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This article is already outdated even though it was supposedly written today. The ruling was released today and in Apple's favor again.
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Kodak makes damn good digital sensors, though. However, I agree with the ruling.
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Meanwhile Apple would easily sue someone if they had that same patent.
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Meanwhile Apple would easily sue someone if they had that same patent.
The good old double standard.

Actually, I think everyone here would bash either party for suing
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This article is already outdated even though it was supposedly written today. The ruling was released today and in Apple's favor again.
Where did you see this? The only thing I see is that the ITC agreed to look at the case.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...EN008820110325
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