SanDisk Cheers As Supreme Court Declines Appeal

Law360, New York (December 13, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- Digital storage manufacturer SanDisk Corp. has cleared a key hurdle in its drawn-out patent litigation over flash memory cards, after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal of several smaller rivals SanDisk accused of infringement.

SanDisk sued Taiwan-based Ritek Corp. and two California companies, Memorex Products Inc. and Pretec Electronics Corp., in October 2001 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

In 2003, the district court rejected SanDisk’s argument. But the company successfully took its case to the U.S. Court...
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