Federal District Judge Finds Citron Electronics Co. Ltd. (Citron), Chinese DVD Products Manufacturer, Liable for Additional Damages for Breach of DVD6C License Agreement



    TOKYO, April 22 /CNW/ - Toshiba Corporation, on behalf of the DVD6C
Licensing Group (DVD6C) consisting of nine leading developers of DVD
technology and formats -- Hitachi, Ltd., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.,
Ltd., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Sanyo
Electric Co., Ltd., Sharp Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, Victor Company of
Japan, Ltd. (JVC) and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. -- today announced
that it has won a further legal victory against former licensee Citron
Electronics Co., Ltd., a supplier to CyberHomeEntertainment, Inc. Judge
Lawrence McKenna of the United States District Court for the Southern District
of New York entered a second judgment that Citron is liable to Toshiba for
breach of contract for more than US$26.1 million. As previously announced,
Judge McKenna entered a separate judgment in October of 2006 that the DVD6C
Patent License Agreement with Citron was lawfully terminated and that Citron
was liable for more than US$9.5 million. Citron's total liability to Toshiba
for breach of the DVD6C Patent License Agreement thus exceeds US$35.7 million.

    It is cautioned that the sale, offering for sale, use, importation or
other disposal of DVD products of Citron may constitute infringement of patent
rights in countries where essential patents of DVD6C members have been issued
or registered.

    Toshiba will continue to diligently enforce Toshiba's patent rights
against any and all infringers.




For further information:

For further information: for DVD6C Licensing Group Toshiba Corporation
Junko Furuta, +81-3-3457-2105 (Press) Corporate Communications Office Fax:
+81-3-5444-9202 URL: http://www.toshiba.co.jp/contact/media.htm

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