This article was originally published on Financial Times Debtwire.
Eastman Kodak Co. was sued by Kyoto based Kyocera Corp. alleging infringements of 15 US patents with its printers and cameras, according to a complaint filed under the US bankruptcy court for the Southern District of New York.
Lawyers of Kyocera claimed that Kodak stepped upon its patents by adopting techniques such as electrophotographic imaging and wireless technologies, and such “wrongful acts” are inflicting “irreparable harm.”
The Rochester, New York based Kodak sought for bankruptcy protection in January 2012, and has USD 5.1bn in assets and USD 6.75bn in debt.
This is not the first time the previous photography giant got into patent disputes. Apple filed a similar lawsuit claiming infringements of two of its photography patents by Kodak in 2010 and was rejected in court in May, 2011.