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Seagate Sues STEC For Patent Infringement 51

Posted by kdawson
from the hey-at-least-it's-not-a-software-patent dept.
Lucas123 writes "Yesterday Seagate filed suit against STEC, claiming several of its products, including solid state disks and some DRAM devices, infringe as many as four of its patents. Today STEC responded that it holds patents on the technology 10 years older than Seagate's. A Seagate win in the suit, or a settlement, could result in the equivalent of a tax on SSDs and potentially other flash memory products, increasing prices to end users at a time when demand for SSD storage is exploding."

One can't proceed from the informal to the formal by formal means.