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ITC Judge Rules Against nVidia in Rambus Suit

Jan 26, 2010, 19:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Patrizio)

"An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has issued a preliminary ruling in favor of Rambus against graphics vendor nVidia in three of five patent infringement allegations. Two allegations were declared invalid and unenforceable.

"In the end, nVidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) seemed happier with the outcome than Rambus (NASDAQ: RMBS). "We are pleased with the initial determination from the ITC finding two patents invalid but disappointed about its ruling on the other three patents," said David Shannon, nVidia's executive vice president and general counsel in a statement.

""All five of the patents continue to be subject to reexamination proceedings in the Patent and Trademark Office, in which the Office has consistently found the asserted claims of all of these patents to be invalid..."

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