The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has announced that they are going to investigated complaints made by Apple against Kodak. The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has voted to institute an investigation of certain digital imaging devices and related software. The products at issue in this investigation are digital still cameras, digital video cameras, and […]
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Apple's Legal Troubles Continue with New Developments in the Kodak Case, MONKEYmedia, File Suit

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has announced that they are going to investigated complaints made by Apple against Kodak.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has voted to institute an investigation of certain digital imaging devices and related software. The products at issue in this investigation are digital still cameras, digital video cameras, and related software.

The investigation is based on a complaint filed by Apple Inc., f/k/a Apple Computer, Inc., of Cupertino, CA, on April 15, 2010. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation into the United States and sale of digital imaging devices and related software that infringe patents asserted by Apple. The complainants request that the USITC issue an exclusion order and a cease and desist order.

Apple issued these complaints in retaliation to Kodak’s patent lawsuit and ITC complaints that were originally filed against Apple in January.

Apple is facing another legal battle on new front. Former interface design studio MONKEYmedia, announced that they have filed a patent lawsuit against Apple, claiming that the company infringed on three of their patents.

MONKEYmedia today filed a lawsuit against Apple, Inc. for infringing claims in three of MONKEYmedia’s Seamless Contraction patents. Apple’s infringement involves its user interfaces for document summarization, RSS readers and video players that can display multiple versions of text and/or audiovisual content. The lawsuit was filed in the Western District of Texas – Austin Division.

“We can sit by and watch Apple continue to use our patented inventions without paying, or we can do something about it,” said Eric Bear, MONKEYmedia’s CEO. “Synergy between inventors and manufacturers is healthy, and we love that Apple believes in our technology. We simply prefer open communications and fair compensation.”

Keep in mind that MONKEYmedia hasn’t done any real work since 2001. Instead, they’ve been sitting around counting their patents. They’re patent trolls.

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