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Polaroid Corp. v. Eastman Kodak Co.

641 F. Supp. 828 (1986)

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Polaroid Corp. v. Eastman Kodak Co.

United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

641 F. Supp. 828 (1986)

Facts

A United States district court found that Eastman Kodak Co. (Kodak) (plaintiff) infringed Polaroid Corp.’s (Polaroid) (defendant) patents for instant cameras and instant-camera film, on 17 counts. In a hearing on damages, the parties agreed that Polaroid was entitled to injunctive relief and substantially agreed on its language. Kodak moved to stay the injunction pending appeal, presenting evidence of costs associated with ending the infringement and harm that would be done to its goodwill with millions of its customers who purchased infringing instant-camera products.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Zobel, J.)

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