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Spansion Sues Samsung for Patent Infringement
Nov 18, 2008
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Spansion Inc., a pure-play provider of Flash memory solutions, filed two separate patent infringement complaints against Samsung with the International Trade Commission and in the U.S. District Court in Delaware. Spansion is seeking the exclusion from the U.S. market of more than 100 million mp3 players, cell phones, digital cameras, and other consumer electronic devices containing Samsung's infringing flash memory components. The complaint also seeks an injunction and treble damages for patent violations relating to Samsung Flash memory, that Spansion estimates has accounted for more than $30 billion in Samsung's global revenues since 2003.

The Spansion patents named in the lawsuits are fundamental to floating gate technology, which is the foundation for approximately 90% of the Flash memory market.

"Spansion has patents that are fundamental to Flash memory. Samsung itself has cited these patents many times in its own patent filings, underscoring industry acceptance of the fundamental nature of Spansion's IP," said Robert Melendres, executive vice president and General Counsel for Spansion. "Spansion will vigorously protect its intellectual property and is entitled to be compensated by Samsung for its use of our IP."

Although Samsung is the target of the litigations, Spansion said that manufacturers of downstream products containing Samsung's infringing devices in the complaint include: Samsung, Apple, Asus, Kingston, Lenovo, PNY, RIM, Sony, Sony-Ericsson, Transcend, some of their subsidiaries, and third-party manufacturing companies.

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