Apple, Google and others eye Kodak’s patents

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As part of its bankruptcy proceedings, Kodak is putting 1,100 patents up for auction and the tech world is taking sides in a quest to acquire them. According to a Wall Street Journal Report, Apple is teaming up with Microsoft and patent aggregation firm Intellectual Ventures Management LLC to bid on the patents. Apple and Microsoft will face off against Google, which is partnering with patent aggregation firm RPX Corp and a handful of Android handset makers including Samsung, HTC and LG. Initial bids for the patents in the auction are due on Monday.

[Via The Wall Street Journal]

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