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Rambus Sues Samsung Again As Patent Battle Heats Up

Law360 (June 17, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In an escalation of the patent dispute between chip designer Rambus, Inc. and Korean electronics maker Samsung Electronics Co., Rambus has added Samsung as a defendant in its federal antitrust suit against DRAM makers Hynix and Micron.

The case alleges a continuing conspiracy beginning in the mid-to-late 1990s in which Hynix, Micron -- and now Samsung -- conspired illegally, among other things, to share cost and pricing data and eliminate Rambus’ RDRAM memory design from the market.

The latest development comes just weeks after Rambus added...
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