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Court upholds Toshiba patent verdict

California Superior Court affirms $465 million jury verdict delivered in March.

Michael Singer Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Michael Singer

A California Superior Court on Friday upheld a jury verdict requiring Toshiba to pay Lexar $465 million in damages based on patent infringement claims. In March, Toshiba was ordered to pay punitive damages after a California jury found it had stolen Lexar trade secrets related to a type of flash memory used in digital cameras. Tokyo-based Toshiba said it would continue to fight the ruling.

Toshiba has filed numerous motions challenging the verdict. As late as this week, Toshiba filed an emergency appeal asking the court of appeals to review the case and delay judgment. That request was immediately denied. Lexar said it will continue to pursue 10 other patent infringement claims it has pending against Toshiba in federal court.