In Setback For Hynix, Judge Refuses To Toss Rambus Suit

Law360, New York (January 5, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Dealing a stinging blow to Korea’s Hynix Semiconductor Inc., a California federal judge has rebuffed claims that Rambus Inc. destroyed evidence and allowed the U.S. chip designer’s patent infringement lawsuit to proceed to trial.

The move marks a remarkable change of fortune for Rambus, which was forced to abandon a similar lawsuit in Virginia federal court against German rival Infineon last year amid allegations the company engaged in systematic evidence destruction.

Rambus sued Hynix last January in the U.S. District Court for the District of Northern...
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