The recent bankruptcy announcement by the Kodak company has sparked much debate among other technology companies. Now accusing several other companies of stealing their technology and infringing on patent rights, Kodak has ruffled the feathers of a few well known players in the technology field.
In what most view as a desperate attempt to dispute their failure to evolve with the changing technological times, Kodak is accusing Apple, HTC and the maker of BlackBerry as being guilty of copyright infringement. Touting much the technology now used in many Smartphones was originally their creation and design, Kodak is suing these companies for the alleged violations.
Unfortunately, the Kodak bankruptcy case is impeding their ability to sue these companies and the patents are required to be put up for sale. This comes as good news for the makers of BlackBerry as they have had their fair share of financial problems in recent years. Research in Motion, the parent company of BlackBerry, narrowly dodged filing for bankruptcy last summer when consumer demand for the once popular phones crashed and their stock shares fell. However, as company innovators continue to develop new ideas the once grim future of BlackBerry appears to be turning around.