With RAMBUS's history of being sue-happy, I'm surprised companies still use their technology.
Well, just look at the highest profile current user: Sony. Another company with more lawyers than common sense. AFAIK they're also still used a fair bit in embedded applications, since they do have some technical advantages where space and power consumption are more important.
That Reuters article was a full page of the same two paragraphs repeating. Can anyone actually tell what patents we're talking about in a nutshell? Reuters was incapable of the obvious.
Well, I'm pretty sure if you do enough digging (Google for info about the nVidia lawsuit, perhaps?) you could come up with the patent numbers, and armed with that information find copies of the actual patents online somewhere. They're probably related to the optimization of signal integrity on high speed DRAM interfaces; IIRC that's what much of the flap was about a decade ago, and they're probably still trying to ride that horse into the sunset.
The patent system is pretty messed up; anyone with a patent attorney can patent practically anything. I'm listed as the co-inventor on a patent my employer got on some fairly trivial aspect of one of the systems I worked on...
If the world isn't making sense to you, you're either drinking too much or not drinking enough.