Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
 
No. of Recommendations: 0
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.


Print the post  

Announcements

What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.