SanDisk Sues Kingston, Imation Over Flash Patents

Law360, New York (May 5, 2010, 12:05 PM EDT) -- Flash memory powerhouse SanDisk Corp. has accused Kingston Technology Co. Inc. and Imation Corp. of infringing seven patents covering flash drives, memory cards and media players.

The complaint, lodged Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, claims that Kingston and Imation willfully infringe the SanDisk patents by making and selling flash memory products that incorporate the plaintiff's proprietary technology.

SanDisk, which owns more than 1,400 flash memory patents, has resorted to legal action in an effort to protect its intellectual property...
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