Rambus Case May Impact Standard Setting: Experts

Law360 (April 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission lost a battle in its long-running war against Rambus Inc. on Tuesday, when a federal appeals court handed down a decision that many say is likely to have a significant impact on trade organizations that set industry standards — and on the companies that participate.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overturned and remanded a 2006 FTC ruling against Rambus.

That ruling said the company violated federal antitrust laws when it did not tell members of the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council, a standard-setting organization for the semiconductor industry,...

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