Reading the rambus press release, a few things stand out as VERY IMPORTANT:
1- Award and Damages - US Sales Only 2- Infringement Rate - 6.95% 3- Injunction of ALL Hynix Products in US 4- Represents only those Patents in Suit 5- Rambus wants to be fairly compensated for their contribution and value of patents....Micron, Samsung, Nanya, Nvidia, Intel, Sun, Apple, Motorola, TI, etc, etc, etc...
Not Stated but understood - PAYNE WAS THE BIGGEST AHOLE TO EVER BE A FEDERAL JUDGE...THIS MORON ACTUALLY WROTE IN AN OPINION THAT RAMBUS SHOULD HAVE KNOW THAT THEIR PATENT SUIT AGAINST INFINEON WAS FRIVILOUS. WHAT AN IDIOT.
None needed, it isn't the Federal Patent Commission--they side with the biggest because they are pro job and trade, and the store with the biggest number of employees wins, and the big guys usually do.
That's their job. Unfortunately, and it is no wonder all patents are decided in court battles.