Eastman Kodak Company, commonly known as Kodak, is an American technology company that concentrates on imaging products, founded by George Eastman in 1888. Kodak provides packaging, functional printing, graphic communications and professional services for businesses around the world and is best known for photographic film products. Kodak introduced the first Kodamatic, instant picture cameras in 1976, using a similar film and technology to that of the Polaroid Company and was responsible for the sales of 90% of the photographic film in the US along with 85% of the cameras. In 1986 Kodak was sued by Polaroid for infringement of its Instant Picture patents. The suit ran for five years until the court finally voted in favour of Polaroid in 1986 and Kodak was forced to cease the production of instant cameras on 9 January.