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  • davesue5450 davesue5450 Feb 27, 2007 11:57 AM Flag

    Summmary, FTC-CC response to Rambus

    You can read the entire FTC Complaint Councsel's response to the Rambus motion for a stay + "clarification" of the FTC's remedy order on the FTC website ... but here's a very concise summary of what the CC says in his response:

    * DDR2, DDR3, etc. are vastly larger markets than DDR, and ONLY DDR is covered by the FTC's remedy order ... DDR3, DDR3, etc. free & wide open for Rambus to go after royalty licenses from infringers of DDR2/DDR3/etc. (and/or to sue them)

    * the CC says that the DDR2/DDR3 markets are approx. $26 BILLION per year (so you can easily calculate that a mere 1% royalty on THAT would bring in over $2 billion per year in Rambus royalty revenue ... a mere 0.5% roylaty would bring in over a BILLION per year to Rambus!)

    * the CC says Rambus can now appeal the FTC's order to a real appeals court (where ALL legal analysis and precedent makes abundantly clear Rambus WILL win the appeal against the FTC)

    * Most likely an escrow account will be made going forward, for infringers to deposit their royalty money owed, and that money would be released to Rambus after they win in the appeals court

    * Lastly, the CC says that NO refund by Rambus needs to be made for PAST royalties to current licencees

    Bottom line ... the CC is attempting to "punt" and get the FTC out from under their LONGEST, most costly (and most bogus) prosecution in the FTC's history.

    Dave

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