A US judge has refused to let Apple kick Eastman Kodak while it's down by halting the iPad maker's patent infringement litigation against the bankrupt biz. The fruity firm is freaking out because it's afraid that Kodak will flog its precious patents to sort out its dire finances. Judge Allan Gropper, sitting in a US bankruptcy …
Apple's R&D department is called "Retribution and Destroy".
I've said it before, I'll say it again......
The idea that Kodak, the inventor of digital photography, could possibly owe anything to Apple in terms of intelectual property is quite frankly absurd.
I used to like Apple stuff and the company many moons ago, they seemed to be on the right track between being a bastard corp and great product seller but whiff of "fame" and shed load of cash is enough to turn anyone's head I suppose. I bought an iMac around 2008 and have enjoyed it ever since but I never subscribed to the iPhone frenzy, going Android instead. The iMac is getting very long in the tooth now after ever more of these stories I have very strong feeling that MS and the PC component makers are going to be getting my custom again.
Sure I know business is business and they're all as bad as each other but there's something about this nasty little action of kicking the struggling Kodak and trying to stop them from selling their IP to save themselves that seems utterly despicable. Of course the iPhone/iPad lick-spittles will never read this story and will carry on thinking everything Cuppertino is wonderful, times have changed and what goes up often comes down with a huge crash. Apple you read the Kodak story well, what goes around comes around.