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    News - NVIDIA loses Rambus patent fight

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    Re: News - NVIDIA loses Rambus patent fight

    Rambus has a history of litigating, some of it seen by others as in particularly bad faith, stretching as far back as the mid-90s when SDRAM specs were in development. And during the course of Rambus' lawsuits against various other companies, it has been hit by counter-suits alleging fraud. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rambus#Lawsuits for more.

    Even if its claim against Nvidia is in good faith and legitimate, I'm not sure I like the way this company operates.

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    Re: News - NVIDIA loses Rambus patent fight

    Rambus is the scum of the industry, but they own the IP and everybody else finally pays. AMD for example paid $75 million for their licences a few months ago. Actually I think they pay $15 million a year continuously.
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    Re: News - NVIDIA loses Rambus patent fight

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    Rambus has a history of litigating, some of it seen by others as in particularly bad faith, stretching as far back as the mid-90s when SDRAM specs were in development. And during the course of Rambus' lawsuits against various other companies, it has been hit by counter-suits alleging fraud. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rambus#Lawsuits for more.

    Even if its claim against Nvidia is in good faith and legitimate, I'm not sure I like the way this company operates.
    I don't like it at all, they're little more than the SCO of memory technology.
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    Re: News - NVIDIA loses Rambus patent fight

    Agreed.

    Intel did right by dropping them like a hot rock. Its a shame RAMBUS is still around. They should be barred from any memory standards work after their shameless abuse of the process.

    Hopefully someone will put them down soon... and faster than that dead horse that is SCO.

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    Re: News - NVIDIA loses Rambus patent fight

    RAMBUS are no longer part of the JEDEC standards, thankfully, however the legacy they setup when they where on the JEDEC has gone on for so long because of the underlieing technology they hold patents on and it's taken a long time for things to move on and change that underlieing technology.

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