Toshiba Loses Round In DVD Patent License Spat

Law360, New York (May 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has ruled that Toshiba Corp.'s newly formed subsidiary with Samsung Electronics Co., Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Corp., is subject to the terms of a patent licensing agreement it reached with Discovision Associates covering digital recording devices.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted DVA's summary judgment on Monday, concluding that a subsidiary formed after the agreement was still subject to the licensing terms. The court denied Toshiba's motion for summary judgment.

The case was bifurcated into liability and...
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