Judge Refuses To Strike Most Rambus Counterclaims

Law360, New York (November 15, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a setback for microchip manufacturers currently in battle with Rambus Inc. over important memory device patents, a federal judge on Thursday denied the majority of their motions to strike their rival's counterclaims and supplemental infringement contentions.

The motions were filed as part of four separate suits between Rambus and Samsung Semiconductor Inc., Micron Technology Inc., Nanya Technology Corp. and Hynix Semiconductor Inc. over Rambus' DRAM patents.

Samsung, Micron and Nanya, along with their subsidiaries, had moved to strike patent infringement counterclaims Rambus filed July 9...
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