ummm - perhaps you fellows should learn a tad about rambus, patents, the shredding fiasco, the lawsuit timeline, the rmbs patent timeline etc. before you try to defelct criticism of your boss, JP, by accusing the doc of malfeasance. It's quite a story that I am quite aware of having had the good luck/skill/whatever to have made a pile of $$ on rmbs in its halcyon days. I think if you learn about it you will appreciate Dr F. is quite the engineer, and I mean electronic, not financial.
Basically Mike was not very active in the company when Tate and the lawyers started getting greedy/desperate after the Intel 820/rdram fiasco (apparently caused by bad intc engineering wrt timing) and had moved on to other things.