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Intellectual Ventures Patent Portfolio Built By Industry Leading Companies

The future of the non-practicing entity business model as it currently exists is uncertain. With many headwinds facing NPEs, including AIA provisions for IPR and CBM invalidity proceedings, state and proposed federal legislation aimed at aggressive NPE tactics, and the limited scope and viability of business methods patents after the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice […]

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Varying Kodak Patent Valuations Make Auction Price Difficult to Predict

On Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported that multiple technology heavyweights are lining up to bid for Kodak’s digital imaging and digital capture patent portfolio. One consortium consists of Apple, Microsoft, and patent-aggregation firm Intellectual Ventures, while another consortium comprises Google, Samsung, LG, HTC, and another patent-aggregation firm, RPX Corp.

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Kodak Patent Portfolio Value Likely Reduced by Invalidity Ruling at ITC

On Monday, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) declared that Kodak’s U.S. Patent No. 6,292,218 was invalid.  The ‘218 patent has claims that apparently cover previewing low-resolution versions of a moving image while capturing static images at higher resolutions.  Kodak has claimed that most modern smartphones incorporating cameras use this technology.

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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 […]