A seizure order that would have barred SanDisk from showing its MP3 devices at a German trade show was overturned this week, allowing the company to display its digital audio players after all.
A German prosecutor issued the seizure order for the MP3 players on Friday, Sept. 1. The Societa Italiana per lo Sviluppo dell’Elettronica (Sisvel), which licenses patents for the popular compression technology, says the players use MP3 technology that the company has not properly licensed.
SanDisk was one of 19 companies whose products were seized at IFA for similar patent violations. It’s unclear whether other companies challenged the seizure order.
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