Synchrome Drops Hitachi From Disk Drive IP Suit

Law360, New York (April 13, 2010, 2:21 PM EDT) -- Synchrome Technologies Inc. has allowed defendant Hitachi America Ltd. to exit an infringement suit over optical disk drive storage patents, leaving claims pending against LG Electronics USA Inc., Samsung Electronics America Inc., Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. and Panasonic Corp. of North America.

The Las Vegas-based patent-holding company's claims against Hitachi have been dismissed without prejudice, according to a consent order filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

According to the parties' joint motion to dismiss, Hitachi has made representations...
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