Last month Kodak hit Apple and RIM with a lawsuit, alleging patent infringement over Kodak’s IP for previewing images on a screen. The International Trade Commission (ITC) has decided to investigate these charges, saying ”the products at issue in this investigation are smartphones with built-in cameras.”
According to Reuters, Kodak is looking for financial compensation, but is asking the ITC to prevent the import of the offending devices into the USA, which would essentially deny the market of two of the most popular smartphone brands.
In December, the ITC ruled in favor of Kodak with regards to Samsung and the same patent, so Kodak is taking this precedent and using it against other companies to help alleviate its financial strife. Apple is presently facing a similar legal threat from Nokia.