The following is excerpted from a June 30, 2011 Kodak press release:
Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) today announced that in response to the company’s request, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) modified key findings of an ITC judge’s initial recommendation in Kodak’s patent infringement claim against Apple and Research In Motion (RIM). The Commission extended the target date for a final ruling until August 30.
In support of Kodak, the Commission modified the following key findings:
- Kodak appealed the meaning of the patent term “at least three different colors.” The Commission agreed with Kodak that all of Apple and RIM's accused phones infringe this term.
- Kodak appealed the meaning of the patent terms “motion processor” and “still processor.” The Commission revised the judge’s interpretations and instructed him to make a new recommendation based on the revision.
- Kodak appealed the meaning of the patent term “initiating capture.” The Commission agreed with Kodak that RIM’s accused phones and certain Apple phones infringe this term. With respect to other Apple phones, the Commission instructed the judge to reconsider his recommendation.
- Kodak appealed the judge's invalidity ruling. The Commission sent the issue back to the judge for reconsideration in view of the revised meaning of the patent terms.
- The Commission affirmed other determinations favorable to Kodak, including the enforceability of the patent, and the existence of domestic industry.
Read the full press release here.