A consortium of Google, Apple, HTC, Rimm, Samsung and Fuji buys the patent. Kodak gets the money. No loser. Everyone wins. Business as usual. What is a few billions among friends? It may happen.
As in what happened with Nortel.
Personally, I'd prefer 2 consortiums, bidding against each other..
there is a saying, that if 3 people in the same room said the same thing, 2 of them are useless. appreciate your comment.