News
 

Bookmark and Share

(6) 

The U.S patent and trademark office has rejected claims of Rambus company over infringing intellectual property by companies that utilize technologies like DDR and other. In particular, the U.S. government abandoned so-called Barth patents that Rambus got as a result of an acquisition.

The Barth family of three patents include DDR, DDR2, DDR3, mobile DDR, LPDDR, LPDDR2 and GDDR3 memory controllers. An appeals board at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office declared the patent invalid on January 24, according to a ruling posted on their website. The previous two were declared invalid in September, according to Reuters news-agency.

Rambus has already lost a case against memory manufacturers Hynix Semiconductor and Micron. Invalidation of Barth family of patents is more than a bad news for Rambus as now it will be unable to sue companies that manufacture or develop dynamic random access memory (DRAM) or develop memory controllers.

Rambus can appeal the latest decision from the PTO. "We're evaluating our options," said the company spokeswoman Linda Ashmore.

Tags: Rambus, DDR, Micron, DDR2, Hynix, LPDDR

Discussion

Comments currently: 6
Discussion started: 01/28/12 11:55:48 AM
Latest comment: 01/29/12 06:59:51 PM

[1-6]

1. 
Finally RAMBUS has lost the illegal patents they had attained thru corruption and fraud.
4 0 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 01/28/12 11:55:48 AM]
Reply

2. 
RAMBUS is the worst fraud company i have ever heard of........
They live by getting money through illegal patents. I think they don't even know to manufacture a PC100 SDRAM. Fckrsss
1 0 [Posted by: tks  | Date: 01/29/12 02:54:41 AM]
Reply

3. 
They are most definitely unscrupulous...
0 0 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 01/29/12 11:17:39 AM]
Reply

4. 
That's maybe the reason why DDR1 so expensive even these days, coz of this RAMBUS. Hoping they will obliterate soon.
0 0 [Posted by: pogsnet  | Date: 01/29/12 02:35:41 PM]
Reply

5. 
Well all the hate to rambus may be due as they did obtain patents steathily. However lets see how many of you are after google since their purchase of motorola mobility (same way of obtaining patents) to attempt to avoid the very real legal troubles they should be punished for with android.
0 0 [Posted by: gelde3001  | Date: 01/29/12 06:51:58 PM]
Reply

6. 
RAMBUS helped define DDR and then went and filed for patents on it which is fraud. Thats' why their DDR patents are being stripped.
0 0 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 01/29/12 06:59:51 PM]
Reply

[1-6]

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Monday, April 14, 2014

8:23 am | Microsoft Vows to Release Xbox 360 Emulator for Xbox One. Microsoft Xbox One May Gain Compatibility with Xbox 360 Games

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

10:39 am | Microsoft Reveals Kinect for Windows v2 Hardware. Launch of New Kinect for Windows Approaches

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

1:57 pm | Facebook to Acquire Virtual Reality Pioneer, Oculus VR. Facebook Considers Virtual Reality as Next-Gen Social Platform

1:35 pm | Intel Acquires Maker of Wearable Computing Devices. Basis Science Becomes Fully-Owned Subsidiary of Intel

Monday, March 24, 2014

10:53 pm | Global UHD TV Shipments Total 1.6 Million Units in 2013 – Analysts. China Ahead of the Whole World with 4K TV Adoption

10:40 pm | Crytek to Adopt AMD Mantle Mantle API for CryEngine. Leading Game Developer Adopts AMD Mantle

9:08 pm | Microsoft Unleashes DirectX 12: One API for PCs, Mobile Gadgets and Xbox One. Microsoft Promises Increased Performance, New Features with DirectX 12

3:33 pm | PowerVR Wizard: Imagination Reveals World’s First Ray-Tracing GPU IP for Mobile Devices. Imagination Technologies Brings Ray-Tracing, Hybrid Rendering Modes to Smartphones and Tablets

2:00 pm | Nokia Now Expects to Close Deal with Microsoft in Q2. Sale of Nokia’s Division to Close Next Month