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Toshiba, SanDisk Sue Hynix Over Flash Memory Use

3/14/2014 01:13 PM EDT
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elctrnx_lyf
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Re: Flash Memory Patent Use Puzzle
elctrnx_lyf   3/15/2014 2:20:15 PM
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Looks like the patent wars have started again in 2014 with this as the first one.

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DrQuine   3/14/2014 5:19:02 PM
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I'm puzzled by the Toshiba / SanDisk lawsuit against Hynix. Both the EETimes (USA) and the EETimes (Europe) articles indicate that Hynix settled such a case with Toshina in 2004 with a cross-licensing agreement. If the technology was invented in 1987 (and therefore presumably has lost patent protection), why is a new lawsuit being filed now when a cross-licensing agreement is in place?

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