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BeReal,
Yes that is certainly another way to look at the situation and of course it could play out as you described. But, when I was listening to the conference call and heard Geof Tate say that they were negotiating with others... Well, I just got a feeling that there was a lot more backing up what he was saying than we realize.

"The fact that industry standards can (after 9 years) become patented is really a scarely thing."

Ya know, I said something similar to a friend back in January when the lawsuit was filed. It just didn't seem right that someone could apply for a patent and when it was granted make others who knew nothing about the patent pay for it. Well he said that it's happened before. I think he even mentioned an example. One thing I can say about this situation is that Rambus is being quite fair about SDRAM royalties. Less than 1% and only beginning this past April.
bj
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