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Old November 9th 08, 06:00 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
Phil Weldon[_2_]
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Default Rambus Wants To Stop NVIDIA Products From Selling In US

'Eloi Chiasson' wrote:
Serious threat to nVidia products sold in US . Rambus filed a patent
infringement suit against NVIDIA in July 2008 on products that incorporate
DDR, DDR2, DDR3, LPDDR, GDDR, GDDR2, and GDDR3 memory controllers,
including
graphics processors, and media and communications processors. This thing
is
huge and nVidia is better to win this battle !

http://www.vr-zone.com/articles/ramb...oducts-from-se
lling-in-us/6184.html

_____

RamBUS seems to be moving to a 'toll booth' business model. In other words,
they just collect patents and manufacture no products; making their money by
charging a fee to companies who DO produce. This kind of behavior, along
with 'one click' type patents will shortly lead to much needed patent
reform.

Phil Weldon

"Eloi Chiasson" wrote in message
...
Serious threat to nVidia products sold in US . Rambus filed a patent
infringement suit against NVIDIA in July 2008 on products that incorporate
DDR, DDR2, DDR3, LPDDR, GDDR, GDDR2, and GDDR3 memory controllers,
including
graphics processors, and media and communications processors. This thing
is
huge and nVidia is better to win this battle !

http://www.vr-zone.com/articles/ramb...oducts-from-se
lling-in-us/6184.html



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Old November 9th 08, 06:35 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
ELOI CHIASSON
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Default Rambus Wants To Stop NVIDIA Products From Selling In US

Serious threat to nVidia products sold in US . Rambus filed a patent
infringement suit against NVIDIA in July 2008 on products that incorporate
DDR, DDR2, DDR3, LPDDR, GDDR, GDDR2, and GDDR3 memory controllers, including
graphics processors, and media and communications processors. This thing is
huge and nVidia is better to win this battle !

http://www.vr-zone.com/articles/ramb...oducts-from-se
lling-in-us/6184.html


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Old November 10th 08, 04:10 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
Ed Medlin[_4_]
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Default Rambus Wants To Stop NVIDIA Products From Selling In US


"Phil Weldon" wrote in message
m...
'Eloi Chiasson' wrote:
Serious threat to nVidia products sold in US . Rambus filed a patent
infringement suit against NVIDIA in July 2008 on products that
incorporate
DDR, DDR2, DDR3, LPDDR, GDDR, GDDR2, and GDDR3 memory controllers,
including
graphics processors, and media and communications processors. This thing
is
huge and nVidia is better to win this battle !

http://www.vr-zone.com/articles/ramb...oducts-from-se
lling-in-us/6184.html

_____

RamBUS seems to be moving to a 'toll booth' business model. In other
words, they just collect patents and manufacture no products; making their
money by charging a fee to companies who DO produce. This kind of
behavior, along with 'one click' type patents will shortly lead to much
needed patent reform.

Phil Weldon


Yep. Patent reform has been needed for a very long time. I remember about 30
or so yrs ago when IBM hired this little known guy to do an OS that would
interact with and control several different storage devices. Not many gave
the "little" guy much of a chance against the behemoth but he had smartly
given himself the rights to the OS in the original contract.........:-). I
promised myself to buy some stock in that guys company if he won that
lawsuit......I never did...:-(. I thought there should be more protection
for the people that actually produce something back then.



Ed


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Old November 10th 08, 10:55 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
Venger[_2_]
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Default Rambus Wants To Stop NVIDIA Products From Selling In US

Eloi Chiasson wrote:
Serious threat to nVidia products sold in US . Rambus filed a patent
infringement suit against NVIDIA in July 2008 on products that incorporate
DDR, DDR2, DDR3, LPDDR, GDDR, GDDR2, and GDDR3 memory controllers, including
graphics processors, and media and communications processors. This thing is
huge and nVidia is better to win this battle !


Rambus is a crooked, useless firm whose product, RDRAM, was a joke.
They acted, and continue to, in bad faith. **** 'em.

Venger
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Old November 10th 08, 11:23 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
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Default Rambus Wants To Stop NVIDIA Products From Selling In US

"Ed Medlin" [email protected] edmedlin.com wrote in message ...

"Phil Weldon" wrote in message
m...
'Eloi Chiasson' wrote:
Serious threat to nVidia products sold in US . Rambus filed a patent
infringement suit against NVIDIA in July 2008 on products that
incorporate
DDR, DDR2, DDR3, LPDDR, GDDR, GDDR2, and GDDR3 memory controllers,
including
graphics processors, and media and communications processors. This thing
is
huge and nVidia is better to win this battle !

http://www.vr-zone.com/articles/ramb...oducts-from-se
lling-in-us/6184.html

_____

RamBUS seems to be moving to a 'toll booth' business model. In other
words, they just collect patents and manufacture no products; making their
money by charging a fee to companies who DO produce. This kind of
behavior, along with 'one click' type patents will shortly lead to much
needed patent reform.

Phil Weldon


Yep. Patent reform has been needed for a very long time. I remember about 30
or so yrs ago when IBM hired this little known guy to do an OS that would
interact with and control several different storage devices. Not many gave
the "little" guy much of a chance against the behemoth but he had smartly
given himself the rights to the OS in the original contract.........:-). I
promised myself to buy some stock in that guys company if he won that
lawsuit......I never did...:-(. I thought there should be more protection
for the people that actually produce something back then.


I hope Rambus is put out of their misery soon. DDR technology
predates the company by two decades, and they've been laughed
out of courtrooms from San Jose to Frankfurt.


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Old November 12th 08, 06:59 AM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
First of One[_2_]
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Default Rambus Wants To Stop NVIDIA Products From Selling In US

Remember, just because Rambus files a suit, doesn't mean it will get what it
wants. There should be enough legal precedent (from past suits against
Infineon, etc.) for the suit to be either dismissed or ruled in nVidia's
favor. The validity of the patents themselves were in question, as Rambus
seems to have discreetly patented designs that JEDEC had ratified as
industry standards. All this will be brought into the spotlight again if the
suit is allowed to go forward.

--
"War is the continuation of politics by other means.
It can therefore be said that politics is war without
bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed."

"Eloi Chiasson" wrote in message
...
Serious threat to nVidia products sold in US . Rambus filed a patent
infringement suit against NVIDIA in July 2008 on products that incorporate
DDR, DDR2, DDR3, LPDDR, GDDR, GDDR2, and GDDR3 memory controllers,
including
graphics processors, and media and communications processors. This thing
is
huge and nVidia is better to win this battle !

http://www.vr-zone.com/articles/ramb...oducts-from-se
lling-in-us/6184.html




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Old November 14th 08, 08:24 AM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
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Default Rambus Wants To Stop NVIDIA Products From Selling In US

On Nov 10, 5:55*pm, Venger wrote:
Eloi Chiasson wrote:
Serious threat to nVidia products sold in US *. Rambus filed a patent
infringement suit against NVIDIA in July 2008 on products that incorporate
DDR, DDR2, DDR3, LPDDR, GDDR, GDDR2, and GDDR3 memory controllers, including
graphics processors, and media and communications processors. This thing is
huge and nVidia is better to win this battle *!


Rambus is a crooked, useless firm whose product, RDRAM, was a joke.
They acted, and continue to, in bad faith. **** 'em.

Venger


Come out, come out wherever you are
 




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