Rambus, Infineon Settle Patent Dispute

Law360, New York (March 21, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- U.S. chip designer Rambus, Inc. and German chipmaker Infineon have settled their long-standing patent disputes in a licensing deal under which Infineon will make payments of up to $100 million.

Infineon will pay Rambus a quarterly license fee of $5.85 million from November 2005 for two years, and may make additional quarterly payments thereafter which could add up to as much as $100 million “under certain conditions,” the company said.

Rambus was granted a perpetual license for Infineon's memory interfaces and agreed to treat the company...
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