RIM and Kodak have been at odds with each other over patent issues for quite some time. If you don’t know what I mean, you can check our extensive archive of articles on the subject.
Apparently, the tech media has been covering the latest episode in this long story including a postponement of the trial. With so much bad press being written about RIM lately, it makes sense that RIM went out of their way to let us know, from an official source, that RIM did not seek the postponement. Here is the official note:
RIM is ready and willing to proceed to trial today but Kodak asked the court to delay the trial until August. Moreover, RIM is willing to pay for its use of valid patents–RIM pays hundreds of millions of dollars annually for patent licenses. But RIM believes that Kodak’s main patent in this dispute, the ‘218, is neither valid nor infringed and RIM’s position was supported by one of the nation’s most respected patent judges, the International Trade Commission’s Chief Judge Luckern.
Somehow I suspect this is not the last episode of the RIM vs. Kodak saga.