Apple Claims Ownership of Kodak Patents

Kodak's bankruptcy filing could have a significant knock-on effect for the camera industry. Apple has today laid claim to Kodak's patents around digital camera technologies, claiming that during the period in the early-nineties when the two companies were collaborating Kodak misappropriated Apple's technology.

This has two important effects. Firstly Apple would be given ammunition to further attack it's rivals by continuing the lawsuits that Kodak has already instigated and, secondly, any value that Kodak had will be wiped away when a huge chunk of its patent portfolio gets taken away...