Rambus cleared on JEDEC DDR allegation

Aug. 10, 2001 — LOS ALTOS, CA — The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on July 9 set aside the jury verdict from a May trial, clearing Rambus Inc. of allegations relating to DDR SDRAM standard setting.

“We are pleased that the record has been set straight on DDR SDRAM,” said Geoff Tate, CEO of Rambus. “However, Rambus still intends to appeal the patent infringement case and the jury verdict on Rambus’ behavior at JEDEC with regards to SDRAM. We aim to conclusively prove that Infineon is violating Rambus’ patent rights and that Rambus must be justly compensated by Infineon for the use of our patents.”

The Court rejected Infineon’s motion to enjoin Rambus from pursing further patent infringement litigation regarding Infineon’s DDR SDRAM memory products while it granted a parallel request to prohibit Rambus from pursuing such litigation in the US regarding Infineon’s JEDEC compliant SDRAM memory products. In addition, the court ordered Rambus to pay for a portion of Infineon’s attorney fees.


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