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Judge will reconsider Overland Storage's patent infringement claims

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An administrative law judge will reconsider San Diego-based Overland Storage's (Nasdaq: OVRL) patent infringement claims against Germany-based BDT-Solutions GmbH, following a ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission Wednesday.

Overland, a provider of data management and data protection solutions across the data lifecycle, has accused BDT of infringing on certain claims relating to its "mail slot" feature in automated media devices. Similar actions against IBM and Dell have been resolved by settlement.

The administrative law judge’s decision is currently due to be issued by Dec. 25.

"Innovation is the driving force of technology companies, and the ability to create and protect their intellectual property is critical to companies as they develop new products and protect existing assets,” said Eric Kelly, Overland's president and CEO. “With an extensive portfolio of additional patents that have been granted, our IP portfolio will assist us in continuing to shape the future of the data management and data protection markets for years to come.”

Represented by DLA Piper LLP (US), Overland Storage has previously reported that it filed additional lawsuits on June 28, 2012, claiming infringement of one or both of the Overland Storage patents involved in the ITC case against BDT. Upon completion of the ITC case, Overland Storage plans to pursue monetary damages against BDT in district court.

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