FTC Appeals Decision In Rambus Patent Antitrust Case

Law360, New York (April 28, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has appealed an administrative law judge’s ruling in favor of chip maker Rambus over the use of the company’s patented technology in industry standards.

In the appeal, which was made public last week, the agency’s legal staff argued Stephen J. McGuire's ruling was "fatally flawed" and based on factual and legal errors.

"This decision is wrong in its premises, wrong in its analysis, and wrong in its outcome," the appeal argues.

The appeal warns that any Rambus royalties collected by chip...
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