SanDisk Files Another Suit Vs. STMicroelectronics

Law360, New York (December 6, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- Just one day after the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that STMicroelectronics does not infringe a SanDisk patent for flash memory chips, SanDisk has filed another suit against the rival memory maker.

The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges that STMicroelectronics’ NAND memory chips infringe a SanDisk patent entitled “Flash EEprom System With Cell by Cell Programming Verification.”

“SanDisk has developed a fundamental patent portfolio in the flash memory industry,” E. Earle Thompson, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, said....
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