Mitsumi Sues Samsung Over Disk Drive Patents

Law360 (June 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Japanese electronics maker Mitsumi Electric Co. Ltd. has sued Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., accusing its South Korean rival of infringing four patents for computer disk drive technology.

The suit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, claims that various components of disk drives produced by Samsung infringe patents held by Mitsumi. The suit claims that the infringement was willful and seeks an injunction barring further infringement and unspecified damages.

A representative of Samsung could not immediately be reached for comment....
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