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Eastman Kodak Co. (KODK)

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  • Aug. 17, 2012, 12:03 PM
    Kodak (EKDKQ.PK) asks a bankruptcy court to approve a deal with major film studios that will stabilize the market share and pricing for the use of the company's film. (Earlier: Kodak thinks twice about selling patents)
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  • Aug. 13, 2012, 5:32 PM
    Unsurprisingly, Eastman Kodak (EKDKQ.PK) is extending the deadline for bidding on its patent portfolio. The first round of bids from two consortia of tech companies proved fairly disappointing.
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  • Aug. 12, 2012, 3:13 AM
    The auction of Eastman Kodak's (EKDKQ.PK) 1,100 digital-camera patents has become increasingly complex but the bids so far are well below $500M, the WSJ reports. The lack of premium offers could put in doubt Kodak's ability to emerge from bankruptcy protection. The participating consortia include one that involves Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT), and another Google (GOOG) and Samsung.
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  • Aug. 9, 2012, 12:12 PM
    Apple (AAPL) can appeal an unfavorable ruling delivered last week in Eastman Kodak's (EKDKQ.PK) patent infringement suit against the company, declares the judge responsible for the ruling. The decision could further delay the sale of Kodak's valuable patent portfolio, though given how low the initial bids for the portfolio were, Kodak might not be in any rush.
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  • Aug. 7, 2012, 11:05 AM
    Shares of Eastman Kodak (EKDKQ.PK) fall apart, down 23.1%, after opening bids for a highly-anticipated sale of patents come in extremely lackluster. The company's plan to emerge from bankruptcy as a healthy printer maker could be in jeopardy if the auction doesn't heat up quickly.
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  • Aug. 1, 2012, 7:40 PM
    A bankruptcy judge gives Eastman Kodak (EKDKQ.PK +21.2%) a partial victory in its battle against Apple (AAPL), affirming the company's ownership of 2 patents Apple claimed as its own. Summary judgment was denied for another 8 patents Kodak and Apple are fighting over. The patents are part of a collection of 1,100 Kodak is planning to sell - Apple is part of one of the consortiums reported to be bidding on them. (previous)
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  • Jul. 27, 2012, 4:25 PM
    Two consortiums are bidding on Eastman Kodak's (EKDKQ.PK) 1,100 patents, the WSJ reports. One features Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), and patent troll Intellectual Ventures. Another features Android partners Google (GOOG), Samsung (SSNLF.PK), LG, and HTC, along with RPX (RPXC). Bids are due on Monday. The report comes after the ITC dismissed a Kodak suit related to an image-preview patent, and Apple lost a bid to move a separate Kodak suit out of bankruptcy court.
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  • Jul. 21, 2012, 3:06 PM
    The ITC dismisses bankrupt Eastman Kodak's (EKDKQ.PK) infringement suit against Apple (AAPL) and Research In Motion (RIMM), affirming the May decision of an administrative law judge. Kodak says it will appeal the ruling, which relates to an image-preview patent for digital cameras, to a U.S. federal court. The decision deals a blow to Kodak's efforts to fetch a huge selling price for its patent portfolio; the company is pursuing a separate case against Apple through a U.S. district court.
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  • Jul. 11, 2012, 1:14 PM
    Kodak (EKDKQ.PK) files an emergence performance plan with a bankruptcy court in New York that spells out potential compensation for its management team. At last look, the company had $574M in cash and was showing close to a $20M per month loss, although it has been cleared to sell patents and start the process of paying off creditors.
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  • Jul. 3, 2012, 1:57 AM
    A U.S. bankruptcy judge clears Eastman Kodak (EKDKQ.PK) to auction its digital imaging patents as part of its restructuring; Kodak expects to move forward with the auction in early August. Apple (AAPL) and privately-held FlashPoint Technology had objected to the sale, both claiming they had ownership in some of the 1,100+ patents.
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  • Jun. 22, 2012, 10:59 AM
    Apple (AAPL) continues to try to buy time in its patent dispute with Eastman Kodak (EKDKQ.PK). On Thursday, the company asked a judge to have bankrupt Kodak's patent infringement suit reviewed by a jury in a federal district court, rather than by a judge in a federal bankruptcy court. That, in turn, could derail Kodak's plans to auction its patent portfolio in early August. Kodak, which received an unfavorable ITC ruling in May, recently sued Apple for attempting to interfere with its patent sale.
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  • Jun. 19, 2012, 10:02 AM
    Kodak (EKDKQ.PK) files a lawsuit in bankruptcy court against Apple saying the company interfered with its plans to sell its patent portfolio. The company alleges Apple is using its cash hoard to strategically delay royalty payments and hold up a sale of Kodak assets. (Previous: Kodak struggles to find patent portfolio buyer)
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  • Jun. 10, 2012, 2:54 AM
    Eastman Kodak (EKDKQ.PK) has been unable to attract an all-important stalking-horse bidder for its portfolio of digital-camera patents, the WSJ reports. The sale is crucial to the firm emerging from bankruptcy, but its cause has been damaged by a recent ITC ruling that an image-preview patent, one of the most important, is invalid.
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  • May 21, 2012, 4:26 PM
    An ITC administrative law judge rules against Eastman Kodak (EKDKQ.PK) in its patent infringement suit against Apple (AAPL) and Research in Motion (RIMM). The ruling (.pdf), subject to review by the commission, declares Apple and RIM to be infringing only one claim within Kodak's image-preview patent, and calls that claim invalid due to "obviousness." (previous)
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  • May 18, 2012, 4:17 PM
    Eastman Kodak (EKDKQ.PK) accuses Apple (AAPL) of trying to undermine the sale of its patent portfolio in order to avoid paying $1B in royalties Kodak deems Apple to owe for its infringement (subject to a pending ITC ruling) of a patent covering a digital camera's ability to preview images. Apple is accusing Kodak of misappropriating technology the companies collaborated on; Kodak believes Apple's move is a stalling tactic. (previous)
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  • May 15, 2012, 10:31 AM
    Bankrupt Eastman Kodak (EKDKQ.PK) is seeking expressions of interest for its patent portfolio ahead of a sale that some think could fetch over $2B. Major tech companies are expected to be among the bidders. However, the final price could depend heavily on the outcome of Kodak's ITC complaints against Apple (AAPL) and Research In Motion (RIMM); a ruling is due on May 21.
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Company Description
Eastman Kodak Co is a technology company providing imaging for business. It provides commercial products and services in technologies including materials science; digital imaging science and software; and deposition processes.