Rambus Gets Boost In Patent Spat With Samsung

Law360, New York (April 28, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has tossed Samsung Electronic Co. Ltd.’s equitable estoppel defense in an ongoing patent feud with Rambus Inc., paving the way for Rambus to seek damages for infringement beginning from the expiration date of the parties’ license agreement.

Judge Ronald M. Whyte ruled on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California that Samsung should have received a lower royalty rate under the agreement but that the lower rate should not extend beyond the end of the agreement.

Samsung is...
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