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FiXT July 27, 2010 11:54 AM

Rambus Claims Successful Patent Ruling Against NVIDIA
Rambus, a company well known for the aggressive protection of their intellectual property, has been successful in a patent investigation launched against NVIDIA in 2008. The investigation, headed by the US International Trade Commission, alleged that NVIDIA, as well as its customers including Asus, BFG, Biostar, Diablotek Inc., EVGA, Giga-Byte, Hew... [ Read full article ]

Dr_BenD_over July 27, 2010 11:59 AM

Those than can, do, those that can't, sue.

Sagath July 27, 2010 12:22 PM

Rambus is really just a patent troll now. Do they even produce a product anymore?

martin_metal_88 July 27, 2010 12:27 PM

Ho, that's no good for Nvidia. But well, rambus we know where apple get their hobby of keeping their thing for them.

_dangtx_ July 27, 2010 12:55 PM

man the goblin has met an eviler match!

curious to see if any price jump.

Unregistered Dude July 27, 2010 03:16 PM

I laughed at patent troll image. Guess it suits them.

DANGERDOOM64 July 27, 2010 03:21 PM

UGH! freakin rambus. i hope it gets denied so prices won't go up...:blarg:

FiXT July 27, 2010 03:58 PM


Originally Posted by DANGERDOOM64 (Post 408352)
UGH! freakin rambus. i hope it gets denied so prices won't go up...:blarg:

Ya it is unfortunate. Overall the 2.65% fee will only increase the price of the GTX 480 by about $12, but that is only for the next 60 days.

I am not 100% sure, but after that time, if the US President does not repeal the ruling, or it is not successfully appealed, NVIDIA will have no choice to but to agree to settlement terms with Rambus or face being unable to completely import or sell their products.

Seeing as how Rambus recently settled with Samsung over a similar matter for $900 MILLION dollars, you can imagine what kind of result such an enormous settlement would have on price :sad:

gingerbee July 27, 2010 05:04 PM

oh this just sucks

BootlegUsher July 27, 2010 05:18 PM

I really think patent infringement lawsuits should only be applicable when the inventor actually makes a product. Patenting something and sitting back watching your royalties doesn't help anyone.

Where the hell is Rambus's graphics cards?

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