Will Rambus Cause FTC To Tread More Carefully?

Law360, New York (April 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a significant turnaround on April 22, 2008, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated the Federal Trade Commission’s finding that Rambus violated the antitrust law in connection with the development of an industry standard on computer memory.

Some background is in order. Around 1990, Rambus developed technology relating to dynamic random access memory (“DRAM”) for computers.

After it filed a patent application on its invention, Rambus joined JEDEC, a standards setting organization that develops industry standards for semiconductor technology. Rambus participated in...
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