The jury on this case determined that Hynix had infringed on
10 of Rambus’ patents. The verdict was announced on Monday in U.S.
district court in San Jose, Calif.
The award covers compensation for Hynix sales in the United
States between June 2000 and the end of
2005, according to a statement by Rambus. Rambus will seek an injunction barring Hynix from selling DDR,
DDR2 and SDRAM this summer. Defendants often agree to pay additional amounts to
the plaintiffs through a license to avoid facing the injunction. Rambus also has
suits pending against Samsung Electronics, Nanya Technology, Micron Technology
and this verdict can prompt Rambus to file even more lawsuits.
quote: Furniss said the jury had found Hynix infringed all eight claims, or elements, of the six patents at issue, and that all the patents were valid. U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte had previously ruled Hynix infringed two of the claims, bringing the total number of infringed claims to 10.