Silicon design company Rambus has sometimes lost, but always appealed, in the myriad private suits and public investigations brought against it – until now. The question is, what changed?
Five different “friend of the court” briefs have been filed in support of Infineon’s bid to gain Supreme Court review of the recent Federal Circuit ruling favoring Rambus. One brief was filed by a group of 15 States and Puerto Rico; Lucash, Gesmer & Updegrove filed another on behalf of parties including five SDOs and five Consortia, collectively representing over 8,600 corporate and institutional members. Will it be enough to sway the Court?
Standards experts were disappointed, but not surprised that the Supreme Court didn’t take the Rambus case. Day traders were smug and euphoric. Coming soon: The FTC decision.