Document Destruction Comes Back To Haunt Rambus In FTC Probe

Law360, New York (May 23, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission has agreed to reopen the record on an antitrust case against chip designer Rambus Inc. to include information suggesting Rambus destroyed documents in its patent infringement lawsuit against German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG.

In March, a federal judge dismissed Rambus' patent claims against Infineon on the grounds that Rambus had destroyed documents in anticipation of the suit. The two companies settled their long-standing patent disputes in a licensing deal under which Infineon will make payments of up to $100 million....
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