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Old July 27, 2010, 12:54 PM
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Default 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 ]
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Old July 27, 2010, 12:59 PM
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Old July 27, 2010, 01:22 PM
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Rambus is really just a patent troll now. Do they even produce a product anymore?
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Old July 27, 2010, 01:27 PM
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Ho, that's no good for Nvidia. But well, rambus we know where apple get their hobby of keeping their thing for them.
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man the goblin has met an eviler match!

curious to see if any price jump.
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I laughed at patent troll image. Guess it suits them.
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Old July 27, 2010, 04:21 PM
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UGH! freakin rambus. i hope it gets denied so prices won't go up...
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UGH! freakin rambus. i hope it gets denied so prices won't go up...
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
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Old July 27, 2010, 06:18 PM
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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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