Thursday, March 27, 2008

Rambus wins over Micron et al. in ND Ca

On Wednesday, March 26, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California [ND Ca] in San Jose found that Rambus did NOT violate procedures established by memory standards-setting organization Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC), as alleged by memory makers Micron Technology, Nanya Technology and Hynix Semiconductor.

The jury thus flatly contradicted opinions set forth by Professors Jaffe and Lerner in the book "Innovation and Its Discontents" published by Princeton University Press. Further, with the meltdown of Qualcomm, Jaffe and Lerner obtained the dubious
distinction of a clean sweep in praising guys who turned out to be bad (Qualcomm) and villifying guys who were vindicated (Rambus). Perhaps Jaffe and Lerner really did not know what they were doing. See also Is the Jaffe/Lerner Analysis of Patent Law Correct?

Sadly, Princeton University Press continues its "setbacks to reality" series with the book by Bessen and Meuerer.

See also
Judge Whyte on ALJ decision in Rambus


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