Thursday, February 18, 2010

US agency to investigate Blackberry and iPhone makers

BBC News - US agency to investigate Blackberry and iPhone makers:

"The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has said it will investigate the makers of the iPhone and Blackberry, over technology used in their handsets.
The case was prompted by a complaint by camera firm Kodak against Apple and Research In Motion (RIM), the makers of the smartphones.

Kodak alleges the iPhone and Blackberry use technology for previewing pictures that infringe Kodak patents.

Kodak has asked the ITC to bar both firms from shipping the phones.

The camera firm said in January, when it filed the complaint with the ITC, that it had been in talks with both firms 'for years' to try to resolve the matter 'amicably'.

Both RIM and Apple declined to comment on the investigation."

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