Appellate Court Overturns FTC's Rambus Ruling

Law360, New York (April 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appellate court has overturned a U.S. Federal Trade Commission ruling against Rambus Inc., finding that the regulator failed to prove that Rambus’ failure to disclose its patent work to a standard-setting organization led to its monopolization of the computer memory market.

In a ruling Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overturned and remanded the FTC’s 2006 decision that Rambus violated federal antitrust laws when it did not tell members of the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council, a standard-setting...
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