updated 04:15 pm EST, Mon February 23, 2009
Kodak sued by LG
LG Electronics on Friday has requested that a trade panel investigates a possible digital cell phone camera patent infringement by Eastman Kodak, says a Monday report. The International Trade Commission made the announcement and will investigate the accusation. If it deems a patent has indeed been infringed upon, it has the power to order the offending company to stop importing the infringing devices into the United States. Last week, Samsung filed a similar complaint against Kodak.
The move follows similar Kodak efforts, where the American firm sued both LG and Samsung back in November for allegedly copying Kodak techniques for capturing, compressing, previewing and storing photos as well as still images.