Judge Agrees To Separate Patent Suit From Antitrust Claims In Hynix Dispute With Rambus

Law360, New York (October 18, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has tentatively granted chip maker Rambus’ motion to separate a patent infringement suit from antitrust claims brought by South Korean rival Hynix Semiconductor.

U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Whyte's tentative decision is likely to delay the trial for Hynix's antitrust, unfair competition and fraud claims, currently scheduled to go to trial in January.

Hynix sued Rambus in 2000, seeking to invalidate Rambus' patents and accusing the company of obtaining the patents through fraud.

Rambus counter-sued in the U.S. District Court for the Northern...
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