Spectra Logic Files Response to Overland Storage’s Patent-Infringement Lawsuit

Spectra Logic has filed its response to Overland Storage’s recently initiated patent infringement lawsuit. The response sets forth Spectra Logic’s contentions that Overland’s asserted patent claims are invalid and not infringed.  Spectra Logic’s response includes relatively unique defenses that Overland’s request for damages is completely extinguished due to Overland’s unusually long delay and misleading conduct in connection with the lawsuit. Spectra Logic also filed a Motion to Stay Overland’s recently filed lawsuit pending the outcome of similar proceedings currently in process with the International Trade Commission (“ITC”).

“Spectra Logic believes that its request to suspend further activities in the patent infringement lawsuit is warranted and, if granted, will postpone any further activities in that lawsuit for eighteen months or longer. Even after the lawsuit recommences, trial would not likely occur for at least another two years,” said Brett Huston, vice president and general counsel for Spectra Logic. “Overland’s motives are questionable given that the charges are directed to an extremely insignificant portion of Spectra’s tape library business. Spectra Logic will see the lawsuit through to a successful conclusion, including seeking an award against Overland for bringing clearly unwarranted charges of infringement.”