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Imation Settles SanDisk Suit

2/02/2011 09:23:39 AM Eastern

Milpitas, Calif. - SanDisk
said Imation has signed a patent cross-license agreement with SanDisk to settle
two cases filed by SanDisk in Federal District Court against Imation.

The cases alleged
infringement of flash-memory system-level patents, SanDisk said, and under the
terms of the cross-license, Imation will reportedly pay SanDisk royalties on
various flash-memory products.

SanDisk also said that
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.