Apple and Google In A Bidding War Over Kodak’s Patents

Posted Jul 28, 2012

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.