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nordicprince
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re: Nvidia: ITC ruling won't affect customers
nordicprince   8/4/2010 2:03:39 PM
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what you guys are missing is rambus started offering their IP to the industry over 10 years ago...the industry blew them off, stole their IP, and conspired against the Intel selected rambus design for dram, driving it from the market...rambus is consistently winning in courts and government commissions...nvidia, samsung, etc....neither of these guys would have signed if they had not lost or were facing loss in courts...what's sad is rambus has to bring these companies to court to get what is legally theirs

KB3001
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re: Nvidia: ITC ruling won't affect customers
KB3001   7/27/2010 7:41:58 PM
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USPTO and the likes should perhaps be more strict in granting patents? I agree with Feory. At times I think the current IP protection system is defeating its purpose.New legislation should be put in place to put an end to certain abuses of the system, in my opinion.

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re: Nvidia: ITC ruling won't affect customers
mcgrathdylan   7/27/2010 6:17:13 PM
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@Feory- No argument here. Obviously it's a very complicated question, but what's the solution?

old account Frank Eory
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re: Nvidia: ITC ruling won't affect customers
old account Frank Eory   7/27/2010 5:24:46 PM
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Less than 2 weeks ago, Rambus proudly announced the issuance of their 1000th patent, and noted they have over 700 applications pending. For such a small company, this seems absurd. Yes, I know they are an IP licensing company, so patents are what fuel their revenue. But our patent system is so broken, at some point people are patenting things that were either already invented or are so obvious to a skilled engineer that nobody can design anything without infringing on someone's patent and risking a lawsuit. The patent madness has really gotten out of control over the last couple decades, to the point where the patent system is seriously stifling innovation.

KB3001
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re: Nvidia: ITC ruling won't affect customers
KB3001   7/27/2010 2:29:52 PM
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Patent and IP lawyers are indeed the biggest beneficiaries of these stories. Sooner or later, the companies involved will come to a settlement.

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re: Nvidia: ITC ruling won't affect customers
goafrit   7/27/2010 2:11:29 AM
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There is nothing to worry. All these firms violate patents with ease and settle among themselves when lawyers have become richer. The reality is that engineers get peanuts while the lawyers smile home and depress earnings. I do not worry over these rulings because it is part of the trade. Sue me and I sue you; lawyers seat over a bottom of wine, sign some documents, visit the bank and everyone is settled. White House must not follow the ITC in this case. All semiconductor firms violate patents daily and Nvidia must not be destroyed. Nvidia must be careful that it does not go out of business. It just a bad press from Businessweek last week, now this one. They need to put that firm back to its old glorious days.



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