Apple Sues Kodak Over iPhone Patents

Apple’s legal battle with Kodak over digital camera technology became a little more complicated when the Cupertino-based company filed its own suit alleging Kodak has been infringing on iPhone-related digital camera patents. Kodak has already filed a suit against Apple over patent infringement claims, and both companies have filed complaints with the U.S. International Trade Commission.

The suit against Kodak was filed in the California Northern District Court and alleges that several of the company’s digital cameras infringe on Apple’s patents covering unified memory architectures and image processing for digital cameras. The suit specifically names Kodak’s M camera series, C camera series, SLICE, and video cameras such as the PlaySport.

Along with its ITC complaint, Kodak also hit Apple with lawsuits in early January over claims the company was infringing on its digital camera-related patents.

Apple is looking to block Kodak from infringing on its patents, and is asking the court for compensatory damages.

[Thanks to Patently Apple for the heads up.]