Rambus Loses Bid To Toss Antitrust Counterclaims

Law360, New York (June 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The judge presiding over Rambus Inc.’s memory device patent infringement suit has refused to toss counterclaims alleging the chip maker restricted competition in the dynamic random access memory market.

Rambus contended that Hynix Semiconductor Inc.’s and Nanya Technology Corp.’s counterclaims were barred by a four-year statute of limitations, but Judge Ronald M. Whyte of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled Monday that the alleged antitrust scheme could have occurred within the required time period.

Rambus, a Los Altos, Calif.-based chip maker,...
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