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Imation sued over DVD patents

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 May 2009 1:25 User comments (5)

Imation sued over DVD patents Electronics giant Toshiba has announced a new lawsuit against Imation over several DVD patents. Toshiba is claiming that the company has been manufacturing and distributing recordable media without first establishing licensing agreements for DVD format specifications set forward by the DVD Forum.
"The infringement of Toshiba's patents by these companies, has negatively affected Toshiba's business, and also caused damage to the legitimate and licensed DVD product manufacturing and distribution business as a whole," the suit says.

Toshiba is seeking an injunction on the production, sales, and imports of the Imation discs, as well as monetary damages. The company will accept Imation establishing licensing agreements as an alternative resolution however.

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5 user comments

118.5.2009 9:01

Imation media is utter crap and should be sued just for selling it.

219.5.2009 4:14

what? I haven't used it for a while, but it was good as I remember it. Was on my recommended media list for my Plextor.

319.5.2009 4:55

Any and all Imation i've had the displeasure of using over the years was just cause for being sued, never mind trying to get important customer data off the darn things.




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421.5.2009 16:45

My experience with Imation was they use CMC Magnetics media. CMC, of course, is utter crap. Won't finish burning, if it does finish burning, it dies off fast to become unreadable, etc.

521.5.2009 20:37

Originally posted by dbminter:
My experience with Imation was they use CMC Magnetics media. CMC, of course, is utter crap. Won't finish burning, if it does finish burning, it dies off fast to become unreadable, etc.
Moser Baer (India) who are THE largest manufacturers of CD/DVD media are primary suppliers to Imation. Their product may not be in the Premier list, but I have had less failures of their products compared to Sony.

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