"Apple Inc. (AAMRQ) is appealing a bankruptcy judge’s ruling in favor of Eastman Kodak Co. that blocked the iPhone maker’s claims to two patents.
Apple said in a court filing Aug. 22 that it is challenging U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Allan Gropper’s decision that gave Kodak a partial victory in a lawsuit over ownership of 10 patents.
The assets are in a portfolio of patents that Kodak put up for sale as part of its bankruptcy restructuring. The Rochester, New York-based company sued Apple after the Cupertino, California-based company asserted claims to the patents.
Gropper ruled in favor of Kodak on two of the patents. The judge denied the company’s request for a pretrial ruling known as summary judgment on the eight others and said Kodak could renew its request.