Micron, Rambus end 13-year legal feud

A signed deal gives Micron rights to Rambus' patents for the creation of memory and integrated circuit products

The disputes between semiconductor maker Micron and technology licensing company Rambus have extended well beyond the last decade and largely surround antitrust and patent battles. Dating back to legal proceedings concerning antitrust charges brought against Micron, the rivals in the memory market have spent 13 years in the courtroom. December 10 marks the end of their legal pursuit of one another in a deal that will deliver $280 million to Rambus over the next seven years. 

Micron will now have the rights to use Rambus' patents in its memory chip technology in exchange for quarterly royalty payments capped at $10 million. 

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Juliana Kenny

Juliana Kenny is a contributor to InsideCounsel.com, covering a range of topics including patent litigation, conflict mineral laws, executive compensation, and antitrust regulation. Juliana earned B.A.s...

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