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SanDisk files patent infringement suit against 25 companies

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Oct 2007 23:48 User comments (2)

SanDisk files patent infringement suit against 25 companies According to public statements, the flash memory leader SanDisk has filed patent infringement suits against 25 different companies in Federal Court as well as in the US International Trade Commission.
Although it is not clear which of the patents have been allegedly infringed upon, SanDisk said the protection of their patents and the suits were made "to be fair to third parties who legitimately license from them."

According to Dailytech, the suits are against the following companies, some of which are very well known in the flash memory market; ACP-EP Memory, A-Data, Apacer, Behavior Computer (Emprex,) Buffalo, Chipsbank, Corsair Memory, Dane-Elec, EDGE, Imation/Memorex, Interactive Media (Kanguru,) Kaser, Kingston, LG, Phison, PNY, PQI, Silicon Motion, Skymedi, Transcend, TSR (T.One,) USBest, Verbatim, Welldone, and Zotek/Zodata (Huke).

SanDisk is looking for monetary damages as well as a permanent injunction in the federal cases. Being as the suits are against all of the company's competitors, a successful decision in favor of SanDisk could help give the company a monopoly in the flash memory market.

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2 user comments

11.11.2007 3:14

I am still unsure of what exactly this lawsuit is all about to me this is a lot of legal jargon talk.

22.11.2007 18:27

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SanDisk is looking for monetary damages as well as a permanent injunction in the federal cases. Being as the suits are against all of the company's competitors, a successful decision in favor of SanDisk could help give the company a monopoly in the flash memory market.

This would greater catapult their dominance and in turn cripple other manufacturers.

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