16 Jan 2010

Blackberry and iPhone makers sued by Kodak

8:49 am on 16 January 2010

Kodak is to sue Apple and Research In Motion (RIM), the makers of the iPhone and Blackberry, over technology used in their handsets.

The camera maker has filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission.

It claims that iPhone and Blackberry use technology for previewing pictures that infringe Kodak patents.

It has also filed two separate suits against Apple that claim infringements of patents relating to digital cameras and certain computer processes.

Kodak has asked the ITC to bar both companies from shipping the phones and has asked for undisclosed monetary damages.

The BBC reports Apple is currently in the middle of a legal dispute with Nokia.

In October, Nokia claimed that the iPhone infringed 10 of its "fundamental" patents relating to wireless technologies.

Apple countered with its own lawsuit in December, accusing Nokia of copying its technology.