Patents War: Kodak Wins Over Apple

A U.S. judge has Apple job - and refused his claim on two Kodak patents, because the company claims of ownership to "waited too long."

Judge Allan Gropper ruled that the claims of the giants of the technology in two patents were "unreasonably delayed" and trying to wade through that-is-that at this late stage would be to postpone bankruptcy by Kodak.

"If Apple claims to proceed despite the delayed start over, Kodak might have to go back to the drawing board how to finance your business," said the judge.

In July, the request for Kodak to sell more than 1,000 patents on the basis of agreements enshrined in moratorium expired after bankruptcy in January. But Apple quickly claimed ownership of a number of patents - based on inventions made in the two companies worked together to QuickTake digital camera to produce. The sale of several patents is intended to restructure the company as part of its bankruptcy plan.

The ruling means that two of the 10 states that Apple is now obsolete, both of which come from a portfolio of Kodak "digital photography" group. Many of these patents relate to the capture, manipulation and sharing images.

Kodak says its portfolio, which some of the technologies used in cameras, smartphones and other devices that have more than $ 3 billion in revenue since 2001. The first patent by offering this week.

Kodak sued Apple in June, accusing the company of using the claim as part of a plan to stop the auction.