Originally Posted by cadaveca
I see this every time Rambus is mentioned, yet, no one seems to think that the companies Rambus sues are stupid for not checking patents to begin with?
Any company with staff lazy enough to get caught out by Rambus deserves it.
I think the prevailing sentiment is that any company who sets out to hide their IP with intent to ambush companies, to destroy evidence
when they know it will be germane to a litigation suit doesn't paint them in a favourable light. You might want to note that the percentage of suits that Rambus brings versus their actual wins is pretty damn low.
LSI, STMicro and MediaTek
You could also argue that even in cases that they win, the price they pay tends to outweigh any remuneration - the invalidation of the Barth patents
for instance that Rambus had previously used to "win" judgements.