Apple accused of violating 13 patents previously owned by SanDisk




Longitude Licensing and Longitude Flash Memory Systems filed a joint lawsuit against Apple, accusing the company of violating 13 patents previously owned by SanDisk. Controversial are almost all mobile devices Californian giant.


SanDisk is one of the recognized market leaders in flash memory, and for many years to devote substantial funds for research in this area. By the end of 2013 at the asset SanDisk was more than 2600 patents obtained in the United States, and more than 4,900 – worldwide. SanDisk Licensing development brings good income: at the beginning of this year, the cumulative amount exceeded $ 4 billion.

Company Longitude Flash Memory Systems, a subsidiary of Longitude Licensing, acquired from SanDisk patents related to flash memory technology, including appearing in the lawsuit. The document marked patents numbered 6763424, 7970987, 7012835, 6831865, 8316177, 6968421, 7657702, 7224607, 8050095, 7181611, 6510488, 7120729 and 7818490.

List of devices that, according to the plaintiffs, violated patents, including iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini display Retina, iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S , iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPod Touch 2G, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G and iPod Touch 5G.


It should be noted that the disposal of Longitude Licensing, created in 2013, and its subsidiaries, all located more than 6,500 patents and patent applications in the field of semiconductor products and solutions for information storage.

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