Rambus’ 'Shred Days' Not Happy Days

Law360, New York (March 31, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- It may be true that “to the victor go the spoils,” but in intellectual property litigation, the reverse is manifestly untrue: to the spoiler does not go victory.

At least that’s what Judge Sue L. Robinson of the Delaware district court held this past January in a key “spoliation” ruling when she wiped out the entire case of a patentee that had destroyed thousands of key documents. Micron Technology Inc. v. Rambus Inc., Civ. No. 00-792-SLR.

Spoliation is defined, at least in some federal courts, as...
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