Mechanical Patent Dispute Could Result in Hard Drive Ban

Hot on the heels of yesterday's potential Australian plasma ban, comes news of the U.S. possibly banning many popular hard drives due to a patent dispute. The issue involves a patent for "dissipative ceramic bonding tips," also known as wire bonding tips, which Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba, HP, and Dell either… » 10/11/07 3:10pm 10/11/07 3:10pm