Definitive Ruling Upholds Summary Judgment Against Samsung, Patent License Terminated
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA / ACCESSWIRE / February 16, 2022 / Netlist, Inc. (OTCQB:NLST) today announced the United States District Court for the Central District of California (the Court) entered Judgment in Netlist's favor and against Samsung for material breaches of various obligations under the Joint Development and License Agreement (JDLA), which the parties executed in November 2015.
In the Post-trial hearing held on February 14, 2022, Netlist argued that it was entitled to at least nominal damages, which satisfies a claim for breach under New York law. On February 15, 2022, the Court entered Judgment for Netlist on each of its three claims: (1) that Samsung breached its supply obligations to Netlist; (2) that Samsung breached its payment obligations to Netlist; and (3) that Netlist properly terminated the JDLA such that Samsung's licenses and rights under the JDLA have ceased.
Netlist's Chief Executive Officer, C.K. Hong said, "We are very pleased the Court vindicated our rights. The Judgment finally closes out this multi-year proceeding and removes any doubt that Samsung is operating its memory business without a license to our patents. We hope this Judgment helps encourage Samsung and other memory manufacturers to conduct business with Netlist on fair terms."
There is pending patent litigation between Netlist and Samsung in federal court.
Netlist provides high-performance solid state drives and modular memory solutions to enterprise customers in diverse industries. The Company's NVMe™ SSDs in various capacities and form factors and the line of custom and specialty memory products bring industry-leading performance to server and storage appliance customers and cloud service providers. Netlist licenses its portfolio of intellectual property including patents, in server memory, hybrid memory and storage class memory, to companies that implement Netlist's technology. To learn more, visit www.netlist.com.
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