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Jury awards Lexar $465.4 million

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A jury in California on Thursday ordered Toshiba (Profile, Products, Articles) and one of its U.S. subsidiaries to pay an additional $84 million in damages to Lexar Media, Lexar said in a statement.

The award covers punitive damages and comes a day after the same jury ordered Toshiba to pay $381.4 million in damages for breach of fiduciary duty and theft of trade secrets. This brings the total damages awarded to Lexar by the jury to $465.4 million, although the actual amount to be paid will be determined by the judge at a later date.

Lexar said it believes the total amount as it stands represents the largest IP (intellectual property) verdict in California history and the third-largest IP verdict in the U.S.

Toshiba responded in a statement by saying the jury's verdicts were "in error" and that it plans to pursue "all available legal avenues to correct it." The Tokyo company said that it does not plan to revise its financial projections for fiscal 2004 because of the awards.

Lexar said it intends to ask for an injunction that bars Toshiba products found to include the Lexar technology from sale in the U.S., it said. These include NAND flash memory chips and memory cards that incorporate the chips.

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