FTC Draws Line In Sand In Standard-Setting Process

Law360, New York (August 29, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On August 2, 2006, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its unanimous 120-page decision finding that Rambus Inc., a maker of computer industry-standard SDRAM and DDR SDRAM memory chips, has violated Section 2 of the Sherman Act and Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTCA) by using deception to monopolize the market for dynamic random access memory chips. The case will now move to a remedy stage.

The FTC’s decision is based upon Rambus’ intentional misrepresentations to competitors in the context of an industry-wide...
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