New York, Jan 15: Eastman Kodak Company has decided to sue both Apple and BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) for allegedly infringing upon its digital imaging technology.
The company announced on Thursday, Jan 14, that it was filing a complaint against both firms with the US International Trade Commission.
The complaint alleges that digital cameras in Apple's iPhones and RIM's BlackBerry devices infringe its patent that covers technology related to previewing images.
Laura G Quatela, vice president of Kodak, said, "They had discussions for years with both companies in an attempt to resolve this issue amicably, and we have not been able to reach a satisfactory agreement."
"In light of that, we are taking this action to ensure that we protect the interests of our shareholders and the existing licensees of our technology." Quatela said.
Earlier in Oct 2009, Nokia had sued Apple for allegedly infringing on 10 of its patents on handset design.