e.Digital Targets More Makers and Sellers of Mobile Phones and Portable Media Devices in Latest Suit
- January 8, 2013
e.Digital filed suit against AT&T, Pantech, US Cellular, and Verizon alleging that the defendants’ mobile phones and tablets infringe three patents related to the use of flash memory technologies. Pantech is the maker of the accused product, and the remaining defendants either sell or distribute the accused products online. e.Digital filed previous suits from October to December of last year against other makers and sellers of portable media players, video recorders, and tablets, including Woodman Labs, Mach Speed Technologies, Creative Labs, Osram Sylvania, GPX, iRiver, Shaghal, Grundig, SanDisk, Philips Electronics,Yamaha, KORG, Diasonic Technology, and MTAC Digital Corporation. Prior to 2012, e.Digital had only filed three suits between 2007 and 2009. 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, which changed its name to Norris Communications, who assigned the patents to e.Digital in March 1995. ¼, Southern District of California, assigned to Judge Dana M. Sabraw and referred to Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford, 3:213cv00023.