Eastman Kodak v. Apple and HTC


  • Case Number: Inv. No. 337-TA-831

“Certain Electronic Devices for Capturing and Transmitting Images, and Components Thereof”

Next Event: Currently in discovery, Evidentiary Hearings are scheduled to begin February 26, 2013.  The Final Determination is scheduled for May 30, 2013.

Summary:  Kodak asserts that smartphones and tablets produced by Apple and HTC infringe on five of their patents, and request a limited exclusion order banning the importation and sale of the infringing products.

Timeline of Important Events:

  • January 10, 2012 – Kodak files its initial Complaint. (Document #468171).
  • February 22, 2012 – The Commission opens an investigation and assigns ALJ E. James Gildea.
  • March 23, 2012 – Apple and HTC answer the complaint, denying all alleged infringement. (Document #475749 and Document #475793, respectively).
  • April 2, 2012 – ALJ Gildea issues the procedural schedule, setting hearings for February 26 – March 11, 2013, with a final Initial Determination due May 30, 2013 and a target date for completion of the investigation of September 30, 2013. (Document #476559).