Papst Wins Bid To Nix ExcelStor's Hard Drive IP Suit

Law360, New York (June 24, 2010, 6:06 PM EDT) -- Papst Licensing GmbH & Co. KG has won its bid to toss Chinese hard disk drive manufacturer ExcelStor Technology Inc.'s suit seeking a declaration that it does not infringe Papst's hard disk drive design patents.

Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted the German patent-licensing company's motion to dismiss the suit for lack of subject matter jurisdiction on Tuesday, agreeing with the company's contention that ExcelStor has failed to identify any product that could be perceived as...
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