Flailing Kodak Throws Patent Punches Apple's Way

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There aren't many details available yet, but Bloomberg is reporting that Kodak is suing Apple over four patent claims. Is it a last ditch effort for the near-bankrupt company to keep its head above water? Or a justified defense from a company with generations of intellectual property to its name? Well, both, probably.

The lawsuits were filed in federal court in Rochester, NY, where Kodak is headquartered. And however it turns out for Kodak, well, at least they went out swinging. [Bloomberg]

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Just so it's known, I DO feel that this is yet another very lame attempt for a company to misuse the patent system as a means to making a quick dime AND being anti-competitive. Yet at the same time, I've lost any sympathy I might have when the bullshit is flung in Apple's direction.