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Subject:  Re: Tornado warning Date:  6/16/2000  1:47 PM
Author:  longvanilla Number:  2973 of 8780

I mostly lurk on this board but this news raises some questions for me. I don't if they are even reporting this right yet but this seems to be a bigger deal.

If I understand this right Toshiba is basically buying rights to sell all kinds of DRAM products that RMBS has a patent on including SDRAM. ie: they are paying for some stuff that they even used to use for free(not pay royalties for). Why do that if you believe RMBS patents aren't valid? Does this basically say that they believe RMBS' patents are valid in all kinds of DRAM chips and they are willing to pay royalties. If so Other Co.'s may follow. Others will still fight it out until the bitter end in court with RMBS but these kind of deals won't bode well for them.

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