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e.Digital Names Canon, Pentax, Panasonic In Lawsuit

11/03/2009 03:33:32 PM Eastern

San
Diego - e.Digital, a manufacturer of portable in-flight entertainment
systems and patented flash-memory-related technology, announced it has filed a
patent infringement lawsuit against 19 companies.

The lawsuit, which was filed in U.S.
District Court for the District of Colorado, said that products made by the
listed companies infringe the company's U.S. patent  No. 5491774 ('774), according to a statement
by the company. "The '774 patent headlines e.Digital's Flash-R patent portfolio
that comprises important techniques in the utilization of flash-memory
technology in recording products.," the statement said.

The companies named in the lawsuit include
Canon, Kyocera, Nokia, Pentax, Panasonic, Ikegami, HTC, Coby Electronics, DXG,
Roland, Lecia Camera, Marantz, Imation, Summit Global (DBA Polaroid), Sakar,
TEAC (DBA Tascam), Vtech, Wolverine Data and Samson Technologies (DBA Zoom).