Memory Card IP Antitrust Suit Time-Barred, Panasonic Says

Law360, New York (June 26, 2012, 4:21 PM EDT) -- Panasonic Corp. told the Ninth Circuit on Monday to toss Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s allegations that Panasonic had restrained competition through a patent-licensing deal on secure digital memory cards, saying a lower court had correctly ruled that the suit was time-barred.

In a response brief to Samsung's appeal, Panasonic said that Samsung's suit was filed beyond the four-year statute of limitations to bring an antitrust complaint. Samsung's 2010 suit originally made antitrust claims related to a 2003 agreement it struck with SD-3C LLC — a joint...
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