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Asks jury to throw book at Rambus

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Rambus vs Infineon Infineon wants $105 million from Rambus for all the trouble the memory technology developer has caused it, the company asked a jury yesterday.

That's in addition to the $560,000 it wants to cover its legal expenses.

The demand for damages followed the presentation of Infineon's case, presented to the jury sitting in Rambus' patent infringement action against the chip maker. Infineon alleges Rambus acted fraudulently while dealing with JEDEC when the semiconductor standards body was working on a standard specification for SDRAM.

The fraud charge and a related case of racketeering are all Infineon has left to accuse Rambus after the trial judge, Thomas E Payne, threw out its anti-trust allegations on Monday.

Last Friday, he threw out the final three patent violation allegations made by Rambus against Infineon, having dismissed 54 alleged infringements earlier in the week.

Infineon's figure of $105 million represents how much it would have had to pay to Rambus had the latter's claims been proven in the court.

Infineon claimed Rambus "corrupted [JEDEC's] core principles... by purposely ignoring the rules and by secretly working with their patent lawyer to put what they learned" into its own patent applications. That, the chip maker said, was "a cold and calculated plan to get the industry entrenched and then ask for $100 million a year". ®

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