Apple's allegations that Eastman Kodak infringed its
patents will be investigated by the International Trade
Commission, the agency said on Thursday.
The products at issue in this investigation are digital
still cameras, digital video cameras, and related software.
The investigation is based on a complaint filed by Apple
Inc. on April 15, 2010. The complaint alleges violations of
section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation
into the United States and sale of digital imaging devices
and related software that infringe patents asserted by
Apple. The complainants request that the USITC issue an
exclusion order and a cease and desist order. The USITC has
identified Eastman Kodak Company of Rochester, NY, as the
respondent in this investigation.
Apple's complaint lists two patents that it says Kodak
infringed to make some of its Kodak Z series of cameras,
the Kodak M series, the Kodak C series, the Kodak SLICE
cameras as well as the PLAYSPORT and other video cameras.