Spansion, a provider of Flash memory solutions, today announced that is has expanded it patent infringement case against Samsung to include three additional complaints.
Spansion’s complaints target Samsung’s use of Flash memory technologies used in consumer electronics such as MP3 players, cell phones, digital cameras and tablet computers. The company is seeking suspension of those Samsung products
Samsung declined to comment on matters of litigation.
While Samsung is the subject of these litigations, current ITC procedures dictate that Spansion name manufacturers of downstream products containing Samsung infringing devices in its ITC complaint. Companies named in the ITC cases include: Apple, BenQ, Kingston, MiTAC, Nokia, PNY Technologies, Qisda Corp., RIM, Sirius XM Radio and Transcend, and some of their subsidiaries and third-party manufacturing companies.
The company first initiated action against Samsung in November 2008 with the ITC and the U.S. District Court in Delaware. The judge in the first ITC case has set a target date of mid-September to issue his initial determination.