SanDisk Gets Patent Injunction Overturned A Bit Late
from the but,-maybe-it-all-works-out dept
Earlier in the week, we noted the ridiculousness which allowed a patent licensing firm to get a German court to ban SanDisk from showing its new MP3 players at a major tradeshow, due to a patent dispute. The problem is that the dispute hasn’t yet gone to court — so it seems extremely premature to ban the devices completely (and somewhat pointless to say they can just show photographs). SanDisk’s lawyers went to work and got the injunction overturned, but only in time for the last day of the show. Sisvel, the licensing organization is now appealing the injunction, though it doesn’t much matter at this point. Of course, on the PR side, perhaps SanDisk should thank Sisvel. It seems like they received an awful lot more press about these new MP3 players than they would have otherwise.