The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit sets aside the FTC’s charge of an antitrust violation in the computer memory industry (Rambus)

On April 22, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held in Rambus Inc. v. FTC, No. 07-1086, that the FTC failed to prove that Rambus Inc. violated antitrust law when it participated in a trade organization’s setting of industry technology standards without disclosing its interests in patents related to those standards. The decision was based on the Commission’s finding that Rambus’ failure to disclose its patents could have caused anticompetitive harm in one of two possible ways. The FTC found that Rambus’ misrepresentations either lured the trade organization into

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  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Washington DC)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (New York)

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Steven C. Sunshine, Shepard Goldfein, The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit sets aside the FTC’s charge of an antitrust violation in the computer memory industry (Rambus), 22 avril 2008, e-Competitions April 2008, Art. N° 45593

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