Judge Hesitates to Toss Rambus Patent-Infringement Cases

, The Recorder

Shredding evidence cost Rambus its patent infringement case against memory chip maker Micron Technology last month. But it won't hurt Rambus in a similar patent case against three other defendants, at least for now. A federal judge has tentatively denied motions for summary judgment from chip makers Hynix Semiconductor, Samsung and Nanya Technology -- just another twist in the decade-long fight between Rambus, which holds computer memory patents, and companies like Hynix and Samsung, which make the chips.