Electic Tech is reporting that the Eastern District Court of Virginia issued its final ruling in the Rambus v. Infineon case. The outcome details that certain patents held by Rambus for both SDRAM and DDR SDRAM have been marked unenforcable. Unfortunately, the ruling only limits Rambus against Infineon. Also somewhat disheartening is a lack of information about which SDRAM and DDR SDRAM patents were left untouched by this ruling.
Rambus Senior VP John Danforth gave the typical rhetoric about having been wronged and claiming that gross reversible errors exist and will be appealed. Depending on how convincing a argument they can make, Rambus might manage a reversal of the ruling or a new trial. Somehow, though, I don't think Rambus is as lucky as Microsoft.
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