ITC Affirms Noninfringement Of SanDisk Flash Patents

Law360, New York (October 26, 2009, 5:58 PM EDT) -- A U.S. International Trade Commission investigation has affirmed an administrative law judge's finding that flash drive products made and imported by Taiwan-based manufacturers Phison Electronics Corp., Silicon Motion Inc. and Skymedi Corp. do not infringe SanDisk Corp. patents.

Milpitas, Calif.-based SanDisk filed a petition for review in May, after an administrative law judge ruled April 10 that the products did not violate Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930.

SanDisk's initial complaint named around 50 defendants, several of which settled. About 20 companies remained in...
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