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Rambus Barth Patents Claim Completely Invalidated by US Government

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    In a landmark development, the US Government invalidated the last of three of Rambus' claims to key patents that saw it locked in successful patent-infringement lawsuits against the likes of NVIDIA and Hewlett-Packard, among others. The three patents are related to memory chip design, and are among the most valuable patents held by Rambus. An appeals board at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) declared the patent invalid on January 24, according to a ruling posted on their website. The previous two were declared invalid in September, 2011.

    The Barth patents have been used by Rambus to sue a long list of companies in the PC industry, including NVIDIA and AMD. It has been used to extract millions of dollars in licensing fees from the likes of the already cash-strapped AMD, through settlements. NVIDIA's patience seems to have paid off. Rambus can appeal the latest decision from the PTO. "We're evaluating our options," said company spokeswoman Linda Ashmore.

    Source: Reuters
     
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    sued companies should be able to reclaim their settlement :laugh:
     
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    Yeah eat that you Rambus :p
     
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    "We're evaluating our options," said company spokeswoman Linda Ashmore.

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    Erm now continue down this path and invalidate all Apple/Samsung/Motorola/Google/Mircosoft owned patents = world better place. :p :toast:
     
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    That would be irresponsible. Just invalidate the stupid ones, like Apple's supposed patents on the look and feel of iOS and the iDevices.
     
  7. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    I totally agree, Now that the patent claims have been invalidated, companies that lost money because of it should be able to get if not all, then at least some of their money back.
     
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    so whats the point of a Monopoly being illegal if patents r issued anyways? most consumer product

    companies copy each others products all the time, i.e. pc's,cars,tablets,smartphone,etc etc.
     
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    Take that Rambus: the biggest patent trolls of them all. Honestly, what do Rambus do other than make RAM for PS3s? Sit there making patents to screw the competition. That's all.
     
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    Nelson from "The Simpsons" says it best: Ha-ha!

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    Good news IMO.
     

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