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Kodak licenses trademark to Bullitt for new Kodak IM5 smartphone

by: Gary SimsJanuary 6, 2015
Kodak has partnered with Bullitt to launch a smartphone. It has a 13MP camera and a 5 inch HD display, but the real power is in the photo management software.
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Kodak to launch a photography focused smartphone at CES 2015

by: Rob TriggsDecember 23, 2014
Kodak & Bullit are to release a smartphone aimed photography enthusiasts at CES next month, with additional products to follow throughout 2015.
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Bedfellows: Google and Apple to benefit from Kodak patent sale

by: Bogdan PetrovanDecember 19, 2012
When patents are involved, Google and Apple are willing to work together.
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Apple and Google are teaming up to bid $500M for Kodak patents

by: J. Angelo RacomaDecember 8, 2012
In the name of business, your enemy today might be your friend tomorrow, if you both can work out a mutually beneficial deal. In line with this, Google and Apple -- supposedly arch-rivals in the mobile operating system field -- are teaming up to secure a big patent portfolio that Kodak is setting up for grabs.
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Kodak may form licencing company if patent auction fails

by: Kristofer WoukSeptember 18, 2012
So far, Kodak hasn't done as well as it hoped to with the sale of its patent portfolio. Now the company, which filed for bankruptcy in January of this year, is saying that it may form a licensing company if it doesn't sell its patents.
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Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Google might collaborate to acquire Kodak patents

by: J. Angelo RacomaAugust 17, 2012
Technology companies are trying to avoid aggressively bidding for Eastman Kodak's imaging-related patents. Google, Apple, Samsung and other firms in the smartphone business are likely to form a consortium or partnership in an effort to keep the price down.
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Kodak to extend patent auction to better decide on bids

by: J. Angelo RacomaAugust 15, 2012
Going ... going ... gone? Not yet, it seems. Eastman Kodak has decided to extend its patent auction to give more time for the company to decide on bids. Whichever company will successfully acquire the patents will find itself a valuable asset, with intellectual property increasingly becoming strategic in terms of profitability.
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Google, Apple start bidding for Kodak’s digital patents

by: LucianAugust 7, 2012

WSJ reported yesterday that Kodak’s upcoming patent auction already has 2 bidders: Google and Apple, and each has bids between $150 million and $250 million so far. Kodak, however, is expecting up to $2.6 billion for its 1,100 digital patents to pay off its creditors.

This may be wishful thinking for Kodak, but who knows how fast the bids will escalate with Apple in there. Apple doesn’t really care about the money they have to spend, so they will try to at least raise the cost for Google as much as possible provided Google does retain them eventually.

The two companies are not actually bidding by themselves, but are [...]

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Patent smackdown: Apple teams up with Microsoft to bid against Google and Android OEMs for Kodak’s patents

by: Bogdan PetrovanJuly 28, 2012

The patent arms race is reaching a feeding-frenzy stage. Over the past months, we’ve witnessed a series of high profile legal spats between the technology companies that make our beloved gadgets. A quick recap of the most visible battles includes the Oracle vs Google trial, the Samsung vs Apple global conflagration, the Microsoft vs Motorola case that caused the ban of all Motorola devices in Germany, and the Apple vs HTC debacle, which affected the availability of the One X and the EVO 4G LTE in the USA.

Tech corporations are suing each other like madmen, but unfortunately, their actions mostly affect consumers. We get fewer products on the [...]

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