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The EC Settlement: Rambus, Writs and the Rule of Law

Jun 24, 2009, 18:48 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

[ Thanks to Andy Updegrove for this link. ]

"Most of these suits were brought by Rambus against vendors that refused to pay royalties when they implemented the standard, but these suits almost always resulted in vigorous counterclaims against Rambus, brought by those same implementers. And investigations into Rambus's conduct were also brought by both the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the United States, and by the European Commission in Europe. A separate string of cases related to alleged price fixing and other improper conduct by other vendors that participated in the same working group, which ended in record settlement amounts being paid by those vendors to the regulators."

"In the course of these many suits and appeals, Rambus has sometimes won, and sometimes lost. But in every case, whenever it lost, it fought on - sometimes through multiple levels of appeal - until it ultimately prevailed."

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