Hitachi Goes After Samsung In Disk Drive Brawl

Law360, New York (December 15, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Netherlands unit of Hitachi Ltd. has hit South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and two of its subsidiaries with a patent infringement suit over its hard disk drive patents.

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, based in Amsterdam, lodged the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Thursday, alleging that Samsung and its California units Samsung Semiconductor Inc. and Samsung Information Systems America Inc. made, imported and sold hard disk drives in the United States on or after January...
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