Apple and Google In A Bidding War Over Kodak’s Patents
Apple and Google both want to buy Kodak’s patents, which are up for auction according to The Wall Street Journal. Kodak has a portfolio of 1,100 patents in the auction. Apple has partnered with Microsoft and Intellectual Ventures to make a bid on the patents. Google partnered with Samsung, HTC, LG, and RPX to make a bid on the patents. Kodak has filed patent lawsuits against various companies including Apple over patents. Yesterday Apple lost a bid to transfer the Kodak patent lawsuit outside of a bankruptcy court.