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Mr. Rib
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« on: December 07, 2012, 11:19:55 PM »
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So, it's their 2nd approach. After Google / Apple failing on their own, they seem to be teaming up to meet Kodak financial demand.

"The two companies, competing for dominance of the smartphone market, have partnered after leading two separate consortia this summer to buy Kodak’s 1,100 imaging patents, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the process is private.

    Unlikely partnerships are typical in patent sales because they allow competitors to neutralize potential infringement litigation."

(c) Bloomberg

So, medium format Apple camera anyone?
But seriously.. does anyone think Apple could actually come up with a photo camera? I definitely don't see them re-releasing all the film Kodak offered.. What's in it for Google / Apple?
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2012, 11:23:25 PM »
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Havn't the film and sensor divisions already been sold? their patents follow with the divisions I believe...

Film:
http://articles.latimes.com/2012/aug/24/business/la-fi-mo-fi-mo-kodak-film-sales-20120824

Sensor:
http://www.dpreview.com/news/2011/11/8/kodaknews
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2012, 06:35:54 AM »
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I'm quoting after bloomberg and they're saying 1.100 imaging patents.
So, was the journalist not thorough? I thought that their strategic / most crucial (for us) assets didn't pull through yet
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2012, 10:55:04 AM »
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This is a rumor, nothing confirmed.
Link :
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-08/apple-joins-google-in-500-million-plus-bid-for-kodak-patents.html

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