SanDisk today announced that Imation has signed a patent
cross-license agreement with SanDisk to settle two cases filed by
SanDisk in Federal District Court against Imation alleging
infringement of flash memory system-level patents.
Under the terms of the cross-license, Imation will pay SanDisk
royalties on various flash memory products, including USB flash
drives and solid state disk drives. In addition, Imation entered into
a stipulated judgment of infringement and validity in SanDisk's favor
on claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,137,011, which covers the use of
certain encryption technology in a memory card.
The specific terms of the agreement are confidential. The two
infringement cases remain pending against Kingston Technology
Company, Inc, Sandisk added.