By Dylan McGrath, Courtesy of EE Times
Sep 21 2006 (13:57 PM)
SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have filed a brief arguing that memory chip technology licensor Rambus Inc. be barred from enforcing its pre-1996 patents on Jedec-compliant products.
The brief was filed in the wake of an FTC ruling last month that found Rambus unlawfully monopolized the markets for technologies incorporated into DRAM chips. Specifically, the FTC ruled that Rambus engaged in anti-competitive behavior, participating in the Joint Electronic Device Engineering Council (Jedec) while simultaneously developing and patenting technology that would ultimately be incorporated into Jedec standards.
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