SOURCE: e.Digital Corporation

November 03, 2009 08:30 ET

e.Digital Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Canon, Kyocera, Nokia, Pentax, Panasonic and 14 Other Companies

Filing Follows Successful Licensing of Seven Manufacturers From Initial Patent Enforcement Actions

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - November 3, 2009) - e.Digital Corporation (OTCBB: EDIG), a leading technology innovator of dedicated portable entertainment systems and patented flash memory-related technology, announced today that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against nineteen companies in United States District Court for the District of Colorado. In its complaint e.Digital asserts that products made by the listed companies infringe the Company's U.S. patent #5491774 ('774). 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 accused products range from digital cameras and camcorders to voice recorders and mobile phones.

e.Digital filed the infringement action against 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).

"e.Digital's ground-breaking inventions opened the door to the widespread use of flash memory in many of today's popular electronic products," said Fred Falk, president and CEO of e.Digital Corporation. "The strength of our fundamental intellectual property has been validated through a successful first round of licensing and settlement agreements. Our strategy is to leverage the knowledge and experience gained from the initial enforcement actions to streamline, accelerate and maximize our patent licensing efforts. Our patents are essential to many consumer electronic products and their use is growing in importance due to the proliferation of flash memory."

"e.Digital has innovated and productized several new technologies since its inception in 1988 including the genesis of today's Jabra telephony products, the first portable recording device to utilize flash memory, the first portable music device to incorporate voice recognition and multi-codec/DRM support, and the first dedicated portable in flight entertainment system," concluded Falk. "Through our legal representatives, we remain committed to recognizing the value of our intellectual property, through licensing, and where and as required, through enforcing our rights through infringement litigation."

About e.Digital Corporation: e.Digital is a leading innovator of dedicated portable in flight entertainment systems. More than 30 airlines have made dedicated portable systems powered by e.Digital technology their in flight entertainment choice. e.Digital also owns and is monetizing its Flash-R™ portfolio of flash memory-related patents. e.Digital was the first company to develop, patent, and productize fundamental techniques that opened the door to the widespread use of flash memory in many of today's popular electronic products. For more information about e.Digital , please visit: www.edigital.com.

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