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What: Shares of photograph pioneer Eastman Kodak
So what: Eastman Kodak investors are waiting breathlessly today for a decision from the U.S. International Trade Commission on whether to review a judge's ruling on Kodak's patent suit against Apple
Now what: Obviously a favorable ruling in this case doesn't fix the problems at Eastman Kodak. To a large extent it's still a buggy-whip company trying to adapt to the age of autos. However, the company has been using its royalty income to help fund its push into products other than camera film. Adding a fresh $1 billion to that revenue stream would give the company a bunch of extra firepower in its efforts.
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