Rambus Accused Of "Scorched Earth Policy"

Law360, New York (November 2, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- Rambus Inc. used a “scorched-earch policy” to destroy important documents related to its patents prior to asserting them in court, attorneys for defendant Hynix Semiconductor Inc. told a federal jury in the closely watched trial between the two chip makers.

The comments were made during closing statements in Hynix’s argument to have the case dismissed before the patent-infringement portion of the trial begins.

Rambus sued Hynix in January in the U.S. District Court for the District of Northern California, asserting its patents for memory technologies used...
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