Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Toshiba sues Imation over DVD patents

updated 12:45 pm EDT, Fri May 15, 2009

Toshiba sues Imation

Toshiba has announced that it has filed suit against several companies, including Imation, over DVD patents. The accusations surround DVD format specifications and standards accepted by the DVD Forum. Toshiba claims the companies infringed on patents by manufacturing or distributing recordable media without first establishing licensing agreements.

"The infringement of Toshiba's patents by these companies, has negatively affected Toshiba's business, and also caused damage to the legitimate and licensed DVD product manufacturing and distribution business as a whole," the filing reads.

Toshiba seeks monetary compensation for damages, along with an injunction to stop production, import, sales or use of the products in the United States. The company also desires to establish license agreements, either as a supplement to monetary damages or as an alternative resolution.

The case is still in the very beginning stages. It remains unknown if the parties plan to settle the dispute outside of court or continue toward a trial.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Blue's Mikey Digital

Blue Microphones, a company that makes some of the most popular digital USB microphones among podcasters and musicians, has for some t ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News