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SEAGATE FILES PATENT LAWSUIT AGAINST STORAGE COMPUTER CORP.

In an effort to defend its technical innovations in developing unique data storage solutions, Seagate Technology LLC, a longtime provider in storage technology, has announced that it has sued Storage Computer Corporation for patent infringement in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Seagate's action alleges that Storage Computer's storage devices and software infringe Seagate's pioneering patent on error detection and correction systems in RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) systems. Seagate developed the patented technology in the 1980s. It was awarded a U.S. patent entitled "Data Error Correction System" in 1988, which reissued as Patent Re. 34,100 in 1992.

"It is apparent that Storage Computer is using Seagate's intellectual property without authorization," said William Hudson, Seagate General Counsel. "And filing this action should be a clear signal that Seagate intends to vigorously enforce its intellectual property rights."

Seagate filed this action as a counterclaim to an existing infringement suit in which Storage Computer alleges infringement against Seagate and XIOtech Corporation, a member of the Seagate family of companies. While XIOtech and Seagate have denied any infringement of Storage Computer's patent, Seagate's counterclaim seeks injunctive relief, damages and legal costs arising from Storage Computer's alleged infringement of Seagate's invention.
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Publication:EDP Weekly's IT Monitor
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Date:Oct 15, 2001
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