STEC Sued By Seagate

Santa Ana-based STEC, a manufacturer of solid state disk drives, said Tuesday that it has received notice of a patent infringement lawsuit against the firm filed by disk drive maker Seagate Technology. According to STEC, Seagate is alleging infringement of four of its patents by Seagate over its solid state disks (SSDs). STEC said it will aggressively pursue its defense to the lawsuits, and said in a statement that it believes Seagate's lawsuit is "completely without merit and primarily motivated by competitive concerns rather than a desire to protect its intellectual property." The lawsuit was filed by Seagate in the United States District Court, Northern District of California.