Apple in the process of adding more glitters to its patent wars all around everywhere in the world, add another glory to it – the company reportedly asked a bankruptcy judge for permission to sue Kodak, one of the pioneers of modern photography company over alleged patent infringement used in printers, digital camera and digital picture frames.
Kodak which already filed for bankruptcy back in January has previously made pioneering investments in digital and materials deposition technologies in recent years, generating approximately 75% of its revenue from digital businesses in 2011 – the company now awaits bankruptcy judge decision.
Bloomberg reports that Kodak can ask the court to delay the district court case until the ITC makes it ruling, although Apple has said that it will commence with its action regardless. “Apple requests express authority from this court before it initiates the actions out of an abundance of caution,” the company’s lawyers wrote in the filing.
The ITC earlier issued a split decision on ownership of the patents and now Apple is requesting that the case is transferred to the court in Manhattan. If Apple hit the mark over Kodak on the patent lawsuit it filed and both ITC and New York courts agree, it will result in seeing the products that Kodak is focusing will be blocked from sale.