SanDisk Secures Federal Circuit Affirmance

Skadden secured a decision from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirming summary judgment for SanDisk Corp. in a long-running antitrust class action accusing SanDisk of fraudulently obtaining two patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and enforcing them in order to monopolize markets for flash memory chips and products. In a July 27 decision, the Federal Circuit agreed with the lower court that the plaintiffs failed to provide sufficient evidence for a reasonable juror to find that SanDisk intended to deceive the PTO.