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U.S. District Court for Northern California Granted hynix’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement and Temporarily Postponed Hynix Case Against Rambus

By November 21, 2001 December 7th, 2020 No Comments

On November 21, 2001, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California granted hynix’s motion for partial summary judgment based on the the claim construction and non-infringement determination made by the District Court of the Eastern District of Virginia in Rambus v. Infineon Technologies. With this ruling, most of Rambus’ patent claims have been dismissed.

The Northern District of California Court also temporarily stayed the case on the remaining issues, including hynix’s JEDEC related claims, pending the final decision on Rambus’ stay request. The Court said that it was inclined to further postpone the case, subject to certain conditions designed to protect hynix from prejudice, pending resolution of Rambus’ appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit of the case tried in Virginia last spring against Infineon.

In the Infineon case, the jury decided that Rambus had committed fraud, and Federal Judge Robert Payne ruled that Infineon didn’t infringe the Rambus patents. The hynix and the Infineon cases involve some of the same patents and other related issues.