SOURCE: Handal & Associates

April 02, 2013 09:00 ET

Handal & Associates Files Infringement Suits Against Smartphone Makers

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 2, 2013) - Handal & Associates announced today that it has filed new patent infringement lawsuits on behalf of its client, e.Digital Corporation (OTCQB: EDIG).

Another series of suits have been filed by Handal & Associates on behalf of its client, e.Digital, Corporation. The cases target smartphone manufacturers and resellers including RIM, Motorola, Apple, Huawei and ZTE. The complaints allege that products made by the Defendants infringe e.Digital's patents covering the use of flash memory technologies. The asserted patents are part of e.Digital's Flash-R™ patent portfolio. All of the cases have been filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

The suits allege infringement of multiple claims across several patents covering a broad spectrum of products. Notably, the suits seek infringement damages against smartphones and tablets for features related to, among other things, flash memory integrity testing, noise suppression technology and file management functionalities.

"We have examined hundreds of products to determine whether they infringe e.Digital's patents. We have found that several products utilize core technologies that belong to and are patented by e.Digital," said Anton Handal, counsel for e.Digital. "The Flash-R patent portfolio is rich in technologies and teachings that are central to the functionality of many current consumer electronics products. Among these is the noise cancellation claims of the '108 patent, which, generally speaking, teach the use of two microphones in handheld devices to reduce background noise. We are also seeing the use of file editing functionalities in these products that are embodied in the '170 patent," he added. "In addition, we are seeing many flash-based devices utilizing a memory integrity technology that was originally patented by e.Digital. Determining memory integrity is very important technology in today's highly-integrated consumer electronics products," Handal stated.

Handal & Associates is a boutique law firm with a practice weighted towards intellectual property and commercial transactions. Located in San Diego, it represents clients from around the world.

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