Apple and Koda once partnered to produce the first consumer digital camera the "Quicktake 100."
The International Trade Communion ruled in favor of Apple and RIM in a patent dispute with Kodak.
Administrative Judge Thomas Render reaffirmed a decision made last year stating that Apple’s and RIM’s image preview functions did not infringe on patents held by Kodak.
"I hereby reaffirm on remand that no violation of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, has been found in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain mobile telephones and wireless communication devices featuring digital cameras, and components thereof, in connection with claim 15 of U.S. Patent No. 6,292,218." — Judge Thomas
The ruling still needs to be approved by the full ITC panel and could potentially be reversed, but it looks like Kodak’s hopes of milking their patent library during their bankruptcy proceedings is becoming increasingly meek.