"When you can't innovate, litigate" has become a popular meme, but also a popular internal mantra for companies who are in trouble when they remain behind technologically. The farther behind they are, the more they think that they need to find a way to sue the newcomers and those doing well with the new technologies, so they can get a share of their money.
This clearly isn't a very good long-term strategy, but Kodak seems to employ it against Samsung, just before they file for bankruptcy, by suing Samsung for 5 patent infringements:
- U.S. Patent No. 6,292,218 – "Electronic Camera For Initiating Capture of Still Images While Previewing Motion Images"
- U.S. Patent No. 7,210,161 – "Automatically Transmitting Images from an Electronic Camera to a Service Provider Using a Network Configuration File"
- U.S. Patent No. 7,742,084 – "Network Configuration File for Automatically Transmitting Images from an Electronic Still Camera"
- U.S. Patent No. 7,453,605 – "Capturing Digital Images to be Transferred to an E-Mail Address"
- U.S. Patent No. 7,936,391 – "Digital Camera with Communications Interface for Selectively Transmitting Images over a Cellular Phone Network and a Wireless LAN Network to a Destination