FUJIFILM Corporation v. Sony Corporation

Baker Botts L.L.P. announced another victory for firm client FUJIFILM Corporation and its affiliates in a high-profile case against Sony Corporation at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), related to high density magnetic storage media cartridges.

On Friday, March 9, the full Commission ruled in favor of Fujifilm and awarded an exclusion order against Sony’s magnetic tape data storage cartridges, including Sony’s seventh generation (“LTO-7”) products.

The Commission’s decision comes just weeks after Baker Botts secured a victory for Fujifilm in an ITC countersuit, brought by Sony, on related tape media technologies. There, after a trial held in September, ITC Chief Administrative Law Judge Bullock found in an Initial Determination that Fujifilm had not violated Section 337 with regard to any of the Sony patents asserted against Fujifilm.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation develops, sells and services Imaging, Information, and document solutions. The company, led by Shigetaka Komori, Kenji Sukeno and Kouichi Tamai, in 2017 recorded $22 Billion Revenues.

The cross-office Baker Botts trial teams in the Fujifilm matters included Rob Scheinfeld (Picture), Rob Maier, Jennifer Tempesta, Neil Sirota, Paul Ragusa, Eric Faragi, Mike Knierim, Joe Akalski, Jessica Lin, Margaret Welsh, Al Boardman, Frank Zhu, and Xanadu Halkias (NY); Lisa Kattan, Tommy Martin, and Lauren Dreyer (DC); and Syed Fareed (AUS). Other Baker Botts lawyers are also assisting on two other related ITC investigations set for hearing in the coming months, and related patent office and district court proceedings

Involved fees earner: Robert Scheinfeld – Baker Botts; Robert Maier – Baker Botts; Jennifer Tempesta – Baker Botts; Neil Sirota – Baker Botts; Paul Ragusa – Baker Botts; Eric Faragi – Baker Botts; Michael Knierim – Baker Botts; Joseph Akalski – Baker Botts; Jessica Lin – Baker Botts; Margaret Welsh – Baker Botts; Albert Boardman – Baker Botts; Frank Zhu – Baker Botts; Xanadu Halkias – Baker Botts; Lisa Kattan – Baker Botts; Tommy Martin – Baker Botts; Lauren Dreyer – Baker Botts; Syed Fareed – Baker Botts;

Law Firms: Baker Botts;

Clients: Fujifilm Corp;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti