Rambus — Gone But Not Forgotten

Law360, New York (July 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On May 14, 2009, the Federal Trade Commission gave up its seven-year fight to establish new standards for standards-setting activities and formally dismissed its complaint against Rambus Inc.

In announcing the commission’s decision, Richard A. Feinstein, the FTC’s Director of the Bureau of Competition, gamely declared: “The standard-setting issues that were at the heart of this case remain important, both as a matter of antitrust policy and in order to protect consumers, and we will remain vigilant in this area.”

The question left hanging is whether...
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