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October 25, 2007

SanDisk: Sue, Sue, I Sue 25 of You

By Mae Kowalke, TMCnet Associate Editor

Consumer electronics manufacturer SanDisk (News - Alert) went on a suing spree this week, filing two lawsuits in a Wisconsin U.S. District Court that together finger 25 different companies for alleged infringement of seven different patents.

SanDisk also filed a complain with the U.S. International Trade Commission asking that these companies be barred from importing products to the U.S., InfoWorld said in a Thursday report.
The companies named in SanDisk’s two cases make a variety of products including multimedia cards, CompactFlash cards and other portable storage products used in mobile phones, digital cameras and similar devices, InfoWorld said in its report. The list of companies includes LG Electronics (News - Alert), Japanese firm Buffalo, Apacer Technology (a Taiwanese affiliate of Acer) and California-based Kingston Technology.
The two lawsuits were filed in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, InfoWorld said. One suite covers five different patents, the other suit two patents.

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Mae Kowalke is an associate editor for TMCnet, covering VoIP, CRM, call center and wireless technologies. She also blogs for TMCnet here.

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