e.Digital Sues JVC with Flash Memory Technology Patents
- February 14, 2013
e.Digital filed suit against JVC alleging that several of JVC’s camera and camcorder products infringe three patents related to the use of flash memory technologies (5,839,108; 5,842,170; 5,742,737). Since 2007, e.Digital has filed a total of 20 suits — 16 of which were filed within the last five months — against a variety of defendants, including AT&T, Best Buy, Brookstone, Crutchfield, Fujifilm, Kmart, Pantech, Philips, SanDisk, Sears, Target, US Cellular, Verizon and Wal-Mart. A suit in 2008 against Avid Technology, Casio, LG Electronics, Nikon, Olympus, Samsung, and Sanyo was settled against all defendants, resulting in one-time licensing fees totaling $10.1 million. The patents-in-suit originated with Comp General before being assigned to e.Digital in March 1995. 2/13, Southern District of California, 3:2013cv00356.