The complaint was filed in federal court on January 10. The lawsuit alleges that Apple's iPhones, iPads and iPods infringe on Kodak's digital imaging technology. Kodak alleges the same about certain models of HTC's smartphones and tablets. The company says HTC smartphones use a method of previewing images first developed by Kodak.
Kodak COO Laura Quatela says "the failure of companies to appropriately compensate Kodak for the unauthorized use of our patented technology impedes our ability to continue to innovate and introduced new products."