12/5/2000: Rambus threatens with more judgments and contract even more pleaded
As very correctly The Register indicates, Rambus Inc should leave the business of designing memoirs and settling like the buffet "Rambus, Rambus and Rambus". Or at least that gets rid of a few declarations of his President, Geoff Tate, in which it threatens with more judgments for the supposed fraudulent use of his patents.
Against whom?, they will wonder some. Well, it is not that they have left many people with whom to dispute between the memory manufacturers, so now they have the sight put on the manufacturers and designers of chipsets (we suppose that ROUTE, principally); and they do not do it precisely with soft terms: "Sometimes he asked me if the councils of administration of these companies are conscious of the consequences of losing a suit on patents against us", he declared (it threatened?) Tate.
It does not even escape the one that was his valedora, Intel, which it satiates of the Rambus position and worried by the scarce acceptance of his memory RDRAM, it glides to make chipsets for the Pentium 4 with support of the memory DDR-SDRAM... another memory than Rambus also says to have invented largely...
Just in case, Rambus has published on his pages one announcement looking even more pleaded of patents, for his every time major juridical department. A logical decision, since they have interposed demands in Germany, Italy, France and the United States; although in the USA they are careful, since his recent attempt of rejecting a critical judge with his position has placed them in an uncomfortable position... but at this point a possible enemy more or less must not matter for them too much.
More information in:
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News written for: Juan Herrerías