e.Digital Appeals Collateral Estoppel Court Ruling

e.Digital Appeals Collateral Estoppel Court Ruling 
SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/09/13 --  e.Digital Corporation
(OTCQB: EDIG), a long standing source of innovation and
future-defining patented technologies, today announced that it has,
through its law firm Handal & Associates, filed a notice of appeal to
the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, formally challenging the ruling
by the Honorable Judge Dana Sabraw to apply the collateral estoppel
doctrine in e.Digital's recent string of cases to enforce its
Flash-R(TM) patent portfolio. 
e.Digital filed multiple law suits in the Federal Court in and for
the Southern District of California asserting claims of patent
infringement against several companies. The defendants as a group
filed a joint motion asking the District Court to prevent the Company
from relitigating the meaning of certain terms of the Company's US
Patent No. 5,491,774 ("the '774 patent") and US Patent No. 5,839,108
("the '108 patent") as defined by the judge in the Company's 2010
Colorado litigation against a separate group of defendants. The
Company's law firm opposed the motion on a number of grounds. If
successful, the Company's appeal will require the District Court to
take a fresh look at the meaning of those claim terms and allow
e.Digital to argue a different meaning of certain claim terms in
light of, among other things, proceedings before the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office that took place after the conclusion of the Colorado
case. A reversal of Judge Sabraw's collateral estoppel ruling could
also have a substantial impact on unresolved cases by potentially
requiring the Court to hold a new claim construction hearing on the
disputed terms of the '774 patent and the '108 patent.  
"e.Digital takes very seriously its obligations to its shareholders
and will therefore take every step it can to defend the Company's
intellectual properties," said Fred Falk, president and CEO of
About e.Digital Corporation: For more than 20 years, e.Digital's
ideas and inventions have impacted the evolution of consumer
products. Today, e.Digital innovations, including its Flash-R(TM)
portfolio of flash memory-related patents, are essential to many
portable consumer electronic products. The Company pioneered
dedicated portable in-flight entertainment sy
stems and more than 30
airlines have made e.Digital powered products their in-flight
entertainment choice. For more information about e.Digital, please
visit: www.edigital.com. 
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