[ILUG-Social] Bad news for Rambus (Yay!)
diamond at skynet.ie
Thu Mar 15 17:20:39 GMT 2001
For those of you who have a pssing interest in rambus & their jolly
patents, and who have also not checked slashdot in the last five minutes:
Preliminary Ruling Limits Scope of Rambus Patents
Posted by Hemos on Thursday March 15, @04:46PM
from the good-thing-to-hear dept.
Tackhead writes "According to this article in Electronic News, Rambus -
our favorite litiga, uh, innovators in DRAM technology - has been smacked
with a preliminary ruling that limits their patent claims to RAM
technologies involving a multiplex bus. The article goes on to quote a
source who says that since neither SDRAM nor DDR use this technique, this
ruling could lead to the invalidation of RAMBUS' patent claims on SDRAM
and DDR. Of course, this is just a preliminary ruling, and it's only one
court battle (out of at least three), but it looks like the Good Guys
(well, at the guys whose business is based on making chips instead of
suing chipmakers) just might be winning.
Patient Voice - 'So why did we get "404 File Not Found"?'
Blonde Voice - 'Because it didn't look hard enough?'
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