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Old January 26, 2010, 01:06 AM
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Oh this is going to be lovely. Hopefully NV bites the bullet and maybe, just maybe doesn't decide to raise prices on Fermi. Seems to be a solid performer but I don't want a single GF104 of w/e reaching a price point approaching that of a 5970. If they make a dual GF-104 I'd pay as much as a 5970 for that though.

I've been in the computer hardware "scene" so to speak for a relatively short time, and in this time it doesn't take much to know that Rambus ought to be firebombed out of existence. They've been doing this stuff for awhile, I can't believe this lawsuit from back in '08 actually stuck. Their RAM was shitty P4 crap with high costs and low performance. They just can't bite the dust. If anything I hope they manage to use the revenue from the lawsuit to develop something truly groundbreaking. Hahahaha, what a pipe-dream.
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Any corp even Nvidia is capable of putting a bigger price tag if they get suited and lost. They also have a great reputation of some overpriced products so I think this wont help. Hope that rambus will be replaced like it should and Nvidia will be washed from all this bullshit. But one thing for sure, if that get bad Nvidia will have serious problem on price and production.
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And all this does is hurt us more with raised pricing which will in turn hurt other companies affected by this. Kudos to you RAMBUS , I think you guys should be nomintated for Biggest Douch in the Universe pagent.
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Old January 26, 2010, 11:12 AM
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The question : what is RAMBUS still doing on the market? the company isn't really active anymore instead of few lawsuit?
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RAMBUS...... I haven't heard anything related to RAMBUS except for this lawsuit and the fact that my Intel Pentium 4 uses RAMBUS.
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Nvidia Says Patent Settlement With Rambus Unlikely (Update2) - BusinessWeek

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Nvidia Corp., whose graphics chips help run video games, said it won’t negotiate with Rambus Inc. after losing a U.S. trade agency decision that it violated three Rambus-owned patents. “Rambus and Nvidia talked for eight years before they sued us,” David Shannon, Nvidia’s general counsel, said in an interview yesterday in Washington. “I don’t think it’s realistic to think that there’s going to be an agreement any time soon between the two companies.”
Judge Theodore Essex with the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington said Nvidia infringed three Rambus patents, while two others are invalid. His finding is subject to review by the six-member commission and, if upheld, could lead to a ban on imports of Nvidia chips and products that use them, including some computers made by Hewlett-Packard Co. Shannon said it won’t reach that point.
“Our customers will never have their businesses interrupted,” Shannon said. “Our position is there will be no exclusion order.”
Nvidia has several options to prevent any order banning imports, he said. If the commission sides with Rambus, Nvidia can appeal to a court that specializes in patent law. Nvidia is receiving “no pressure” from customers to settle the case, Shannon said.
Nvidia, based in Santa Clara, California, advanced 44 cents, or 2.7 percent, to $16.65 at 4 p.m. New York time on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Los Altos, California-based Rambus rose 26 cents to $24.20.

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In a separate proceeding, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is taking a second look at the Rambus patents. The three found to be in violation by Essex were rejected by the agency, Shannon said. Rambus is appealing that decision in a process that will take more than a year, and in the meantime the patents remain valid and enforceable.
“We’re not going to pay on patents that are not valid,” he said.
Shannon said that, should Nvidia lose both before the ITC and the patent office, Rambus would have to accept limits on patent royalties because of an agreement reached last year with the European Commission.
Linda Ashmore, a spokeswoman for Rambus, said the company’s position is the same as that expressed last week, when General Counsel Tom Lavelle said the company is “very interested in having productive constructive settlement discussions with Nvidia whenever they’re ready.”
So Nvidia has been in talks for 8 years and is not looking to settle, and has methods to maintain distribution for their products.
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