StorageTek Settles Copyright, Antitrust Case

Law360, New York (January 4, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Data storage company Storage Technology Corp. agreed to a pay out an undisclosed sum Tuesday to settle antitrust charges brought by the same rival it filed a copyright and patent infringement suit against four years ago.

StorageTek sued Custom Hardware Engineering & Consulting Inc. in October 2002 over robotic tape library access codes. StorageTek manufactures and services robotic tape libraries while CHE provides third party maintenance for them.

CHE said it provided maintenance for prices that were 70% less than what StorageTek charged. By 2000, CHE...
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