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Rambus Sues IBM Despite USPTO Intervention

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Patent troll Rambus is at it again, this time suing IBM to reverse ruling on a memory system patent dispute after the US Patent and Trademark Office intervened in an earlier case ruling that IBM's patent 2002 memory controller-related patent applications weren't infringing on its IP. Rambus maintains that US Patent Office's ruling that gave a clean chit to IBM was in error.

    In a lawsuit filed Monday in the federal court in San Jose, California, Rambus said the US Patent and Trademark Office erred through a series of decisions in finding that a patent application assigned to IBM did not interfere with its own patent obtained at the end of 2002. "The board committed errors of fact and law in its orders, decisions, and judgment," Rambus said in its complaint.

    Source: Reuters
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    I believe they're suing techpowerup next for using the brand name "Rambus" without adding (c) (R) (TM) and (a-holes).
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    There are so many other Courts that could have heard this case...
    But they didn't..Cause it's stupid..

    That's why it's being heard in San Jose, CA...because it could only happen in the land of Fruits and Nuts.... LOL
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    Hey take iy easy :laugh: I do have to agree with the nuts part,,,This place gets stupidily shadier everyday...sigh
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    This is now how Rambus makes a living, by suing companies, I believe that is their main business objective :nutkick:
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    Rambus, die. Take Creative with you.
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    Rambus again lol.

    edit: I bet they had spies in the JEDEC meeting room to steal DDR4 information then modify their patents to cover every-fucking-thing. Gotta plan ahead man.
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    RAMBUS must employ all of one guy and an army of lawyers. Tell you what though, that one guy must be rolling in the money.
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    I don't know if I should say this here, because it may look like an admission to Rambus :eek:, but when I was at the uni we had to create a memory controler for an SDRAM module as part of an exercise...

    So, I'm next? Oh... my... God, I'm shitting my pants! Anyone here's a lawyer? :laugh:
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    That was hilarious! Thanks for making me laugh so early in the morning. :laugh:
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    I could describe Rambus as nothing but a bunch of parasites, but that would be insulting to all the leeches, ticks, tapeworms, etc. in the world....
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    Wile E Power User

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    No, keep creative (they do make good DSPs), take their driver team with you tho.
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    I wish some judge would just finally rule all of Rambus' patents void due to their shitty patent ambush tatics.

    If you hold patents for something, speak up right when they are being used by someone else, don't wait until the entire industry has adpoted the technology as a standard before speaking up.
    Crunching for Team TPU 25 Million points folded for TPU
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    Yeah, there should be a statute of limitations on how long you can wait to file.
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    Sorry guys. If anyone was thinking about adquiring some patents and suing some companies... no luck. Rambus already owns the patent to such practice and you will be sued faster than Kenny dies. If you still want to make some easy money, I suggest the use of the open source method of:

    Phase 1: Collect Underpants
    Phase 2: ?
    Phase 3: Profit

    Have a nice day!!

    ...

    Damn!! :banghead:
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