SOURCE: e.Digital Corporation

February 14, 2013 10:30 ET

e.Digital Files Patent Infringement Lawsuits Against FUJIFILM, JVC and Others

Filings Follow Successful Licensing of Prior Patent Enforcement Actions

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2013) - e.Digital Corporation (OTCQB: EDIG), a long standing source of innovation and future-defining patented technologies, announced today that it has filed two new patent infringement lawsuits in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. 

Handal & Associates, on behalf of the Company, has recently filed two separate lawsuits against entities that e.Digital believes infringe the Company's U.S. patents covering the use of flash memory technologies. The patents in question are a part of e.Digital's Flash-R™ patent portfolio. The recent filings bring the number of cases currently on file against defendants alleged to infringe the Company's patents to a total of sixteen. 

The recent filings are against FUJIFILM Corporation, FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation, JVC Americas Corporation, and JVC Kenwood Corporation, all of whom the Company believes make or sell infringing products. Along with FUJIFILM, e.Digital has named several of their distributors and retailers who are believed to carry and sell infringing products. These distributors and retailers include Best Buy Co., Inc.; Best Buy Stores, L.P.; Best Buy.Com LLC; Sears Holdings Corporation; Sears, Roebuck and Co.; Kmart Corporation; Crutchfield Corporation; Target Corporation; Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; and Brookstone Company, Inc.

About e.Digital Corporation: For more than 20 years, e.Digital's ideas and inventions have impacted the evolution of consumer products. Today, e.Digital innovations, including its Flash-R™ portfolio of flash memory-related patents, are essential to many portable consumer electronic products. The Company pioneered dedicated portable in-flight entertainment systems and more than 30 airlines have made e.Digital powered products their in-flight entertainment choice. For more information about e.Digital, please visit: www.edigital.com.

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