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Kodak wins first round of camera phone battle with Samsung

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Kodak wins first round of camera phone battle with Samsung

A lawsuit which claims that several mobile manufacturers, including Samsung, have infringed on patents held by Kodak, has concluded that the plaintiff has just reasons for concern.

After an out of court settlement by LG ended its dispute with Kodak, the International Trade Commission has found that Samsung is also guilty of infringing on a technology in which Kodak has invested hundreds of millions of pounds.

The technology in question is the OLED display, that both Samsung and LG have used in their camera phones. LG used its settlement to buy the rights to the technology from Kodak, opening the door for future mobiles from the South Korean firm to use it without legal ramifications.

Kodak released a statement after the decision was reached stating that it was extremely pleased that the legitimacy of its suit had been recognised. It also said that it had the best interests of its shareholders in mind when it brought the lawsuit against two of the world's largest mobile phone manufacturers.

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