Memory Card Patent Cartel Claims Timely, 9th Circ. Told

Law360, San Francisco (December 5, 2013, 6:18 PM EST) -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and a class of consumers urged the Ninth Circuit on Thursday to revive their separate antitrust suits over an alleged patent-licensing cartel among Panasonic Corp. and other flash memory card makers, arguing that a district court judge incorrectly found both sets of claims time-barred.

Samsung argued that U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White was wrong to date the alleged harm back to a 2003 licensing and standard-setting agreement between Panasonic, SanDisk Corp., Toshiba Corp. and licensing entity SD-3C LLC. When new SD card...
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