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Hi Jason (AeroPlain):

You wrote:
"I agree with most of what you said but would like to comment on your statement above. My understanding is that the validity of Rambus' RDRAM patents is not in doubt. Rambus will continue to collect royalties on all RDRAM produced. If Rambus lost any or all of the current lawsuits, the stock would be worth a lot less since there would be no royalties on SDRAM or DDR DRAM. However, because of the RDRAM market, the stock would be far from worthless. Rambus still has the potential to do very well if RDRAM successfully overtakes the memory market. In addition, RMBS has other prospects in chip-to-chip communications which are far from a sure thing at this point in time but which may also impact the stock price positively in the future."

You'll get no argument from me here; I was just deliniating the worst-case scenario. If RMBS loses its SDRAM patent cases, then MU and others may go after them to invalidate RDRAM patents, is this likely, NO!, but I do not consider it beyond the realm of possibility. Without patent protection RMBS would certainly be worth a lot less than it is today.

Thanks for stopping by!


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