Earlier this week SanDisk filed a patent infringement lawsuit against 25 flash drive makers. This includes firms like Corsair, Kingston, Verbatim, Transcend, PNY, Memorex and others.
"These actions demonstrate SanDisk’s long-term commitment to enforcing its patents, both to protect our investment in research and development by obtaining a fair return on that investment, and out of fairness to third-parties that participate in our patent licensing program," said SanDisk Chief Intellectual Property Counsel E. Earle Thompson.
"Our goal is to resolve these matters by offering the defendants the opportunity to participate in our patent licensing program for card and system technology. Otherwise, we will aggressively pursue these actions, seeking a prompt judicial resolution awarding damages, obtaining injunctive relief and banning importation of infringing product," Thompson continued.
SanDisk is seeking damages for the infringements and is asking the ITC to ban the importation of products that are in violation of its patents.