Apple asks bankruptcy court to prevent Kodak from using disputed patent as collateral for loan
0. phoneArena 21 Jan 2012, 14:00 posted on
Apple is taking Kodak to court to try to stop the now bankrupt photography company from using patents that Apple claims ownership of, as collateral for a loan; at the same time RIM says that the patent in question, '218, is not valid nor was it infringed upon...
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1. audiblenarcotic (Posts: 108; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
Seriously can't go a single day without another article about how Apple is suing someone over patents. Based on the article here though it seems like this one might actually hold merit though since it was through a partnership. The thing is though... Kodak is having enough problems. Why kick them while they are down.
2. Astreo (Posts: 98; Member since: 05 May 2011)
The article isnt informing us that they are suing kodak,just that they asked that the loan company not accept the patent in question as collateral as obviosly there is an ongoing lawsuit going on over it.
3. audiblenarcotic (Posts: 108; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
You're splitting hairs. What's the point.
4. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)
Did you actually read the article???? It says, Apple is asking the bankruptcy court to block Kodak from using the patents to obtain the loan. KODAK is suing Apple, RIM, HTC, Fujifilm, and Samsung.
5. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
Basically, Apple is trying to say that they can sue companies for patent infringement but other companies can't do the same to them.
8. E.N. (Posts: 2218; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Wow, Android fanboys can be so stupid. That's not what's happening at all. Read the freaking article.
I bet whenever you guys read "Apple" and "suit"/"patent" in the same sentence, you guys just jump to the comments section just to complain and be a dedicated fanboy.
6. bbblader (Posts: 532; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
fake news about apple before: apple is awesome
real news about apple now: meh apple sues someone again
9. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
apple "asks" the court ???
but apple is the king of the world !
apple should ORDER the court (as they do in germany)
11. vijaysivakula (Posts: 148; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)
Which part of this "in 2010, Apple discovered that Kodak was claiming ownership of the patents involved in the partnership and took Kodak to court." did you guys not understand? Apple has sued Kodak. Go back to school ifans.
12. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Microsoft/Nokia must buy Kodak and make partnership with RIM. Then use whatever those camera and telecommunication patents they have on there next Windows Phone.
14. silver0681 (Posts: 18; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)
Wow not sure how anyone can read that Kodak is suing apple htc and rim the post a comment that Apple is suing anyone and not be embarrassed with themselves for being illiterate I don't know.
Further more all apple is doing is something anyone normal person would do which is ask that another company doesn't get a loan using property that doesn't fully belong to them as collateral.
If people would take time to read rather then skim and assume then we would have far less trolls.
16. plgladio (Posts: 311; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Google bought Motorola, Sony bought Ericsson shares, Microsoft bought Skype, RIM, Nokia were not in good hands now, Samsung and Apple are in good profit, these two can buy if they don't want to let a history making company down. No one want a big company like Kodak to down, already they are sufferring a lot, atleast they can raise some money from Patents as collateral, but Apple is not allowing that. Show some little respect on them APPLE.
17. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 215; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)
OH YEAH SUE THEM ALL! come on apple its not funny anymore. you guys are getting out of hand. I guess this is what you do when you have so much money with a successful company
18. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
I'm assuming that Apple lost the legal claim against Kodak back in 2010 when they sued kodak over that patent case, otherwise Kodak wouldnt be using that exact same patent to sue Apple for infringement. If that is the case, then what exact merrit does Apple have to lawyer up again and ask for their demands to be met against Kodak's use of the patent now?
Kodak wants to use the patent as collateral for loan money. How does that affect apple? Does that mean another company can basically claim rights to the patent until the loan is paid off? If thats true, then can that company use the same patent to re-sue everyone and milk the industry for more money? If thats the case, i can see why apple might be upset, but too bad. If its not their patent, they cant demand how it gets used.
19. RamyAbdelbadea (Posts: 17; Member since: 07 Nov 2011)
apple !! you sue people but they can't sue you ?? !!!
whatever they are in need for money or not
you don't have the right to stop them ,, as NO One Stoped you from suing all the companies and people you want to sue !!!!
what about the new notification bar you steal from android ??