The following is excerpted from a December 19, 2009 article by Nancy Gohring (IDG News Service) published by PC World:
An administrative law judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that Samsung has infringed two camera patents developed by Kodak.
The ruling is an initial determination, meaning it is now subject to review by the commission.
The ruling is a result of a complaint first filed late last year by Kodak charging both Samsung and LG with patent infringement. The patents cover technology related to image capture, compression and data storage, and a method for previewing images, Kodak said.
Kodak asked the ITC to prevent LG and Samsung from importing and selling products in the U.S. that it says infringe on its patents. Kodak did not name the specific products that it says use the patented technologies.
The ruling, issued on Thursday, charges Samsung with infringing the two patents and denies Samsung’s request for a ruling that the patents are invalid.
Read the full article here.