SANTA CLARA, CalifThe U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has stayed coordinated patent infringement cases by Rambus Inc. against memory supplier Hynix Semicondctor, Micron Technology Inc., Nanya Technology Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. following a ruling earlier this month by the Delaware District Court, Rambus said Tuesday (Feb. 3).
The Delaware court issued a ruling Jan. 9, barring Rambus from enforcing patents against Micron after finding that Rambus destroyed documents relative to the case as part of a company policy in the late 1990s.
Rambus (Los Altos, Calif.) said the Northern California court had earlier ruled in a case involving Hynix that Rambus did not destroy relevant documents.
In a separate ruling, the California Court denied Hynix's motion for summary judgment based on the Delaware ruling, Rambus said.
The coordinated cases were filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California by Rambus in 2005 alleging patent infringement related to memory products manufactured by Hynix, Nanya, Micron, and Samsung, Rambus said.