The Federal Circuit ruled Monday that Eastman Kodak Co.’s digital cameras do not infringe on Apple Inc.’s patents, upholding a ruling by the International Trade Commission (ITC), which said the same thing last year.

The bankrupt Kodak needed a win. Part of the company’s strategy to raise money in bankruptcy has been to sell its patents, so the Federal Circuit’s ruling surely came as a relief. Especially considering that Kodak just lost its infringement case against Apple and Research In Motion Ltd., the maker of BlackBerry, on Friday at the ITC, a decision that affected about one-tenth of its patent portfolio.

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