Saturday, February 13, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Apple: Dr. Dre Starring In New TV Series; New iPhone, iPad Coming in March
Foxconn Seeks For Partner To Boost Bid For Sharp
Micron Outlines Tts First 3D NAND Products
AT&T To Start 5G Trials This Year
Uber Agrees to Settle Safety Lawsuits
Google To Expand Right-to-Be-Forgotten Removals Following Pressure From Europe
Apple And At&T Sued For Infringement of Touch Feedback Patents
LG Will Not Unveil LG Pay at MWC
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
 Home > News > Optical Storage > HP Sues...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, October 28, 2013
HP Sues Optical Drive Makers


Hewlett-Packard has filed a lawsuit against seven optical disk drive makers, claiming they inflated optical disc drive prices.

The suit was filed Thursday in the federal southern district court of Houston against Toshiba, Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, NEC, TEAC and Quanta Storage.

We are expecting responds for a comment from these ODD makers.

HP claims that claims the conspiracy to drive up prices took place from at least Jan. 1, 2004 through Jan. 1, 2010.

"During the conspiracy period, defendants and their co-conspirators controlled more than 90% of the ODD market," the filing said. "Additionally, defendants and their co-conspirators belong to or control patent pools (naming the 3C DVD Patent Group) that effectively deter entry into the ODD market by imposing high licensing costs on required technology."

HP claims it overpaid for disc drives due to the price-fixing conspiracy among electronics heavyweights and their affiliates. The company says defendants engaged in a series of "integrated and overlapping" anticompetitive acts that included price rigging among equipment manufacturers, and exchanging confidential information from HP related to its prices, sales, disk production and bidding strategies.

The ODD makers also used trade shows and events such as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the Optical Storage Symposium as "cover" to communicate competitive information and hammer out anticompetitive agreements, HP charged.

HP is seeking treble damages for violations of the Sherman Act, the California Cartwright Act and the California Unfair Competition Law.




Previous
Next
Toshiba To Sell Polish TV Plant        All News        Spotify Now Available For Pioneer Home Electronics Products Through Firmware Update
Nero 2014 Certified For Windows 8.1     Optical Storage News      Pioneer BDR-XS05 Slot Loading Blu-ray Burner Available In the U.S.

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
HP Unveils $199 Chromebook For Education
HP Delivers New Sprout Pro For Education
HP Spectre x360 Gets 4K OLED Display, EliteBook Folio Notebook Updated
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Delivers New IoT Solutions
HP Profit Lower Than Expected
HP And Titan To Develop New Smartwatch
Updated HP Elite x2 Tablet Built for Business
HP Unveils Storage and Cooling Solutions For Desktop Workstations, Quad Core Workstation Ultrabooks
HP's Chromebook Gets A Makeover With High Resolution Displays and Colors
Dell, HP, Intel, Lenovo and Microsoft Unite to Promote The PC
HP and 3M to Combat Visual Hacking With Integrated Screen Privacy Solution for PCs
HP Unveils Windows 10 Computers In New Form Factors and Designs

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .