A marketing guy in a semiconductor company once said to me, that you really do have to have something that people want to sell it to them.
Give Sharon and Harold, their due. They have done extremely well milking Rambus as they go through the motions.
Notice...the new guy that sold to GE...."He brought things to light" pretty quick. And notice, he doesn't have Sharon handling his license agreements. Of course he had some patents that actually help someone make a decent product at a good margin.