Quote Originally Posted by Prof_Pixel View Post
The technology was completely different (and still lives on in the Fuji Instax product). The case was decided by a female judge in Boston who had no understanding of the technology and decided the issue on the basis of a 'concept patent' approach - 'instant photography'.
Too bad for the Wright brothers they didn't try that with self powered, heavier than air flying machines. They could have gotten super rich off of Curtiss, Martin, Boeing, Lockheed, et al.

A settlement had been worked out between Kodak and Polaroid management, but Eddie Land wouldn't accept it because he took it as a personal affront that Kodak dared to enter 'his business'.
Where were all those anti-monopolists in the Justice Dept?