Kodak Seeks Stay Relief To Pursue Patent Action Worth $100M To Bankruptcy Estate

NEW YORK - Bankrupt Eastman Kodak Co. on April 30 moved in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York to modify the automatic stay to permit it to pursue a patent infringement action, which it contends will result in $100 million being added to its bankruptcy estate (In Re: Eastman...

Shutterfly: Automatic Stay Should Remain; Kodak May Not Pursue Patent Case

NEW YORK - Online photo sharing company Shutterfly Inc. on May 9 filed a brief in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York opposing bankrupt Eastman Kodak Co.'s motion for relief from the automatic stay, which it seeks to pursue a patent case against Shutterfly, contending...

Apple Spinoff Moves For Kodak Patent Issues To Be Heard In District Court

NEW YORK - FlashPoint Technology Inc., a spinoff of Apple Inc., on June 6 moved in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York to join Apple in opposing the asset sale in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding of Eastman Kodak Co. due to concerns that such a sale would disclose confidential...

Adversary Case Needed To Deal With Kodak's Patent Sale, Bankruptcy Judge Says

NEW YORK - The federal bankruptcy judge in New York presiding over the Chapter 11 proceeding of the Eastman Kodak Co. on June 15 denied Kodak's motion seeking an order pursuant to 11 U.S. Code Section 105(a) approving the sale of certain patents related to digital cameras (In Re: Eastman Kodak Company...

Digital Imaging Licensees Say Kodak Not Permitted To Sell Patents In Bankruptcy

NEW YORK - Two companies that are licensees of Eastman Kodak Co.'s digital imaging patents on June 25 filed objections in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, arguing that the company's plan to sell those patents at auction does not provide sufficient protections for...

Kodak Retirees' Committee: Patent Sale Procedures Are 'Unfair And Prejudicial'

NEW YORK - The Official Committee of Retired Employees of Eastman Kodak Co. on June 27 filed a brief in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, objecting to Kodak's proposal to sell its patent assets on grounds that the process is "arbitrary, unfair and prejudicial"...

6th Circuit: Enforcement Of Stay Would Permit Debtor To Infringe Trademark

CINCINNATI - A panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 5 ruled that the automatic stay in a personal bankruptcy did not apply to an underlying trademark infringement case that was pending because granting the stay would permit the debtor to continue committing the tort of infringement...

7th Circuit: Asset Sale Does Not Preclude Company From Using Debtor's Trademarks

CHICAGO - A panel of the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 9 ruled that a company that had a manufacturing contract with a debtor could continue selling its products despite objections from the company that purchased the debtor's assets and trademarks at a trustee's sale ( Sunbeam...

3rd Circuit Rules Defamation Suit Against Bankrupt Newspaper Fails

PHILADELPHIA - A panel of the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 26 ruled that a defamation suit against bankrupt Philadelphia Newspapers LLC was properly dismissed on the grounds that the statute of limitations had passed (In Re: Philadelphia Newspapers LLC, No. 11-3257, Chapter 11, 3rd Cir...

Bankruptcy Judge: Kodak May Sell 2 Patents Despite Apple Inc.'s Protest

NEW YORK - The federal bankruptcy judge presiding over the Chapter 11 case of Eastman Kodak Co. on Aug. 1 ruled that Kodak could sell two of its patents related to digital imaging, concluding that the statute of limitations had run out on Apple Inc.'s right to assert ownership. Other patents remain...

Kodak Renews Motion, Seeks Ruling That It Owns Disputed Digital Photography Patents

NEW YORK - Bankrupt Eastman Kodak Co. on Aug. 17 filed a renewed motion for summary judgment in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, seeking a ruling that it owns eight patents to digital photography that are disputed by Apple Inc. and FlashPoint Technology Inc. (Eastman Kodak...

Elpida Bondholders: Liaison Needed To Coordinate With Bankruptcy Court In Japan

WILMINGTON, Del. - The Steering Committee of the Ad Hoc Group of bondholders for bankrupt Japanese computer chip maker Elpida Memory Inc. on Sept. 25 filed a brief in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, seeking the appointment of a representative to facilitate cooperation and direct...

Elpida Wants To Sell 259 Patents To Apple Inc. To Honor $51M Agreement

WILMINGTON, Del. - Foreign representatives for bankrupt Japanese computer chip computer manufacturer Elpida Memory Inc. on Sept. 28 moved in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware for approval of a plan to sell 259 patents to Apple Inc.to honor a $51 million contract that Elpida contends...

Disney Says It Has Rights To Patents Digital Domain Media Group Seeks To Sell

WILMINGTON, Del. - Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production on Dec. 3 filed a brief in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware objecting to bankrupt Digital Domain Media Group's (DDMG) motion seeking approval to sell assets and contracts free and clear of all liens, contending...

U.S. High Court Will Not Hear Case Of Trademarks Being Used After Asset Sale

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 10 declined to hear arguments in a case in which a company that had purchased a debtor's trademarks at an asset sale argued that those trademarks were being infringed upon by a third party that continued selling products under the debtor's name...

Kodak: Digital-Imaging Patent Ruling Was In Error; Federal Circuit Should Reverse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bankrupt Eastman Kodak Co. on Dec. 10 filed a brief in the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals arguing that the International Trade Commission (ITC) erred when it affirmed an administrative law judge's (ALJ) ruling that Kodak's digital-imaging patent claim was invalid (Eastman...

Kodak Seeks To Sell Patent Assets For $527M, Settle Dispute With Apple

NEW YORK - Bankrupt Eastman Kodak Co. on Dec. 19 filed a motion in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York seeking authority to conduct a sale of its patent assets free and clear of all claims and interests (In Re: Eastman Kodak Company, No. 12-10202, Chapter 11, S.D. N.Y. Bkcy...

Company Sues Kodak Claiming Rights To 18 Patents For Light-Emitting Diodes

NEW YORK - A technology firm that claims that bankrupt Eastman Kodak Co. sold it 18 patents related to organic light-emitting diodes on Dec. 19 sued Kodak in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, seeking to establish itself as the rightful owner of the patents and seeking to...

Kodak Says Kyocera Patent Infringement Case Should Be Stayed, Dismissed

NEW YORK - Bankrupt Eastman Kodak Co. on Jan. 15 moved in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York for an order enforcing an automatic stay and dismissing Kyocera Corp.'s adversary complaint alleging patent infringement claims (Kyocera Corporation v. Eastman Kodak Company ...

Ricoh Sues Kodak, Alleges Post-Petition Copyright Infringement

NEW YORK- Ricoh Co. Ltd. on April 19 sued bankrupt Eastman Kodak Co. in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, seeking declaratory and injunctive relief for alleged post-petition patent infringement (Ricoh Company Ltd. v. Eastman Kodak Company $(In Re: Eastman Kodak Company...

Kodak, Kyocera Settle Patent Dispute For $4.95 Million

NEW YORK - Kyocera Corp. on May 1 agreed to pay $4.95 million to bankrupt Eastman Kodak Co. to settle patent infringement claims and unconditionally release both parties from future litigation pertaining to the patents at issue (Kyocera Corporation v. Eastman Kodak Company $(In Re: Eastman Kodak Company...

2nd Circuit Affirms $33.72M Kodak Award In Asia Optical Patent Dispute

NEW YORK - The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 1 affirmed a ruling by a district court awarding bankrupt Eastman Kodak Co. more than $33.72 million in a patent licensing dispute with Asia Optical (Eastman Kodak Company v. Asia Optical Company Inc., No. 3206, 2nd Cir.).

Patent Claim For More Than $4.12 Million Against K-V Discovery Is Valid, Lab Says

NEW YORK - A pharmaceutical laboratory on May 1 filed a brief opposing bankrupt K-V Discovery Solutions Inc.'s attempt to reclassify certain bankruptcy claims, arguing that it has a valid claim for more than $4.12 million related to a patent that it says a division of K-V Discovery infringed (In...

Guccione Collection: Damages Owed By 'Penthouse' Related To Intellectual Property

WILMINGTON, Del. - The Guccione Collection LLC (TGC) filed an adversary proceeding in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of PMGI Holdings Inc., the parent company for the adult entertainment empire carrying the name "Penthouse," seeking declaratory relief and unspecified damages related to intellectual...

Kodak: Ricoh Patent Claims Should Be Disallowed On The Merits

NEW YORK - Bankrupt Eastman Kodak Co. on Oct. 10 filed a brief in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York contending that the patent claims of Ricoh Co. Ltd. and one of its affiliates should be dismissed on the merits (In Re: Eastman Kodak Company, No. 12-10202, Chapter 11, S...