SanDisk Defeats Antitrust Suit Over USB Drive IP Licensing

Law360, New York (April 6, 2012, 9:33 PM EDT) -- A Wisconsin federal judge sided with flash memory card maker SanDisk Corp. in an opinion unsealed Thursday, rejecting Kingston Technology Co. Inc.'s claims that SanDisk's patent licensing program was anti-competitive.

The decision rounds out SanDisk's victory in a patent infringement case it filed in May 2010 against Kingston and Imation Corp., which evolved to include Kingston's counterclaims that SanDisk's patent licensing protocol was unfair and anti-competitive.

U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb ruled in her opinion, issued March 27 but kept sealed until this week, that...
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