Blackberry mobile phone maker Research In Motion reports the U.S. International Trade Commission “terminated its investigation” after determining Kodak’s claim the company infringed on its U.S. Patent No. 6,292,218 for electronic cameras is invalid.
On January 14, 2010, Kodak filed a complaint with the ITC alleging that RIM’s camera-enabled products infringe Kodak’s ’218 patent, RIM says. On May 21, 2012 the court reaffirmed an earlier finding that Kodak’s ’218 patent is invalid. Kodak requested that the full Commission review and modify that finding, but instead the ITC “made final the decision that the Kodak ’218 patent is invalid.”