ITC delivers favorable ruling on Rambus patents
An Administrative Law Judge of the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled in favor of firm client Rambus Inc. and issued an Initial Determination finding three Rambus patents valid and infringed by nVidia Corp. and 15 other respondents. The ALJ found that nVidia and the other respondents, which use nVidia technology in products they import to the U.S., each literally infringe, induce infringement and contribute to the infringement of the Rambus patents. The ALJ also recommended an exclusion order directed to nVidia memory controllers and products of the Respondents containing those controllers. The Commission later affirmed the ALJ’s decision and issued limited exclusion and cease-and-desist orders barring Nvidia and other respondents from importing infringing products for sale in the U.S.