Competitor Fails To Allege SanDisk's Licensing Scheme Violates Antitrust Law

Competitor Fails To Allege SanDisk's Licensing Scheme Violates Antitrust Law

OAKLAND, Calif. - PNY Technologies Inc. failed to sufficiently allege that SanDisk Corp. misused the market power inherent in its patent portfolio in the flash memory technology upstream market to demand multitiered licensing and royalties in the downstream markets, a federal judge in California ruled April 20 in dismissing PNY's antitrust complaint (PNY Technologies, Inc. v. SanDisk Corporation, No. C-11-04689, N.D. Calif.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 55965).

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