January 15th, 2015 by Lyle Smith
Court Rules That Preliminary Injunction Against Diablo Will Remain in Place
In the never ending back-and-forth ULLtraDIMM suit, Netlist has announced that Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California denied a motion filed by Diablo Technologies on January 13, 2015, which requested that the Court stay the Preliminary Injunction against controller chips used by SanDisk in its high-speed ULLtraDIMM SSD product line.
As a result of this most recent ruling, the Preliminary Injunction will remain in place. In a separate ruling, the Court has also rejected SanDisk’s request to be able to sell their existing inventory with the Diablo controller chipset used in the ULLtraDIMM. The Court has made it pretty clear that further sale or distribution by SanDisk of the ULLtraDIMM itself will not be allowed.
The lawsuit dates back to December of 2013, when Netlist accused Diablo of stealing their proprietary technology, HyperCloud for Diablo’s new ULLtraDIMM product. Back in September of 2014, Diablo Technologies filed a counter-lawsuit against Netlist for unfair business practices that violate Diablo’s Intellectual Property rights.