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,...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!