LONDON Rambus Inc., a licensor of memory interface technology, claimed legal successes in three separate cases on Monday (April 25).
The first was an antitrust case brought in a California court last year by Rambus (Los Gatos, Calif.) against Hynix Semiconductor Inc., Micron Technologies Inc. and affiliates. The court overruled a move filed jointly by the defendants seeking dismissal of the case, Rambus said. The court also ordered Hynix and Micron to provide to Rambus within 30 days all documents they had previously turned over to the U.S. Justice Department, the company added.
In a patent case filed with in U.S. District Court in California, Rambus said Judge Ronald Whyte tentatively denied a motion by Hynix to dismiss the case, Rambus said.
Separately, a Deleware court last week denied a motion by Micron seeking to schedule an early hearing on its spoliation allegations against Rambus. Micron is also seeking a stay involving the remainder of the case, Rambus said.
"While none of these developments brings any material litigation to resolution, collectively they are a positive series of decisions on an otherwise long and arduous legal roadmap," Erach Desai, analyst at American Technology Research, said in a commentary on the Rambus announcement.
Desai said the most significant development was that Hynix and Micron had been instructed to provide all documents in an unrelated federal DRAM price-fixing probe.