Judge Lets SanDisk Flash Memory Antitrust Suit Stand

Law360, New York (February 25, 2011, 3:10 PM EST) -- A California federal judge Thursday mostly rejected SanDisk Corp.’s bid to dismiss a proposed class action alleging the company used false patents and sham litigation to maintain a monopoly on flash memory.

Judge Jeremy Fogel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California determined that Ritz Camera & Image LLC had standing to bring a Walker Process claim — an antitrust claim alleging enforcement of a fraudulently procured patent — despite SanDisk’s contention that only competitors, not direct purchasers like Ritz, could assert...
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