Spansion Sues Samsung Over Patent Infringement

California, USA: Flash-memory specialist Spansion Inc. has filed one of the largest patent infringement claims ever filed. The two separate patent infringement complaints made against Samsung were made with the International Trade Commission and in the United States District Court in the state of Delaware.

Spansion is seeking the exclusion from the American market of over one hundred million MP3 players, cell phones, digital cameras, and other consumer electronic devices. These various consumer devices contain what the company claims are Samsung’s infringing flash-memory components.

The complaint in the U.S. District Court in the state of Delaware also seeks an injunction and treble damages for patent violations relating to Samsung flash memory. According to Spansion, these have accounted for more than $30 billion in Samsung’s global revenues since 2003.

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