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Flash memory inventor sues Toshiba for his share of patent rights

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Flash memory inventor sues Toshiba for his share of patent rights

The inventor of the flash memory, a chip used in cell phones and digital cameras, filed a lawsuit seeking one billion yen (9.2 million dollars) from Japanese electronics giant Toshiba as his share of the patent rights to the device. The latest patent suit was filed with the same court by former Toshiba engineer Fujio Masuoka, now a professor at the Research Institute of Electrical Communication at Japan’s Tohoku University.

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