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Kodak’s Patent Portfolio Valuation May Be Slightly Below Kodak’s Own Estimates

According to a debtor’s motion (DIP Motion) filed by Eastmak Kodak Company before a United States Bankruptcy court on January 19, 2012, Kodak estimates its Digital Capture (DC) and Kodak Imaging Systems & Services (KISS) patent portfolio to be valued between $2.21 to $2.57 billion.  The valuation range was determined by 284 Partners LLC at […]

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RIM, PlayBook, Patents and Future Tablet Potential

With lackluster reviews for its PlayBook tablet, and an inability to take market share away from Apple’s iPad and Android-based devices, Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) announced today the PlayBook OS 2.0 operating system.  The upgrade includes features such as built-in email and calendar applications, as well as robust integration with social networking platforms.  However, […]

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Amazon, Inc. – Tablet Potential Based on Patent Data

With 21 patents related to portable computing devices and associated software, Amazon is dwarfed by the more established tablet players (as covered in our report, The US Tablet Computing Market, July 2011).  With its current patent portfolio, Amazon owns approximately 0.2% of total tablet-related patent filings in the United States.  Moreover, Amazon has not filed […]