Law360: Haynes and Boone Successfully Represents Nvidia in Patent Challenge

11/25/2009

NEW YORK - An examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected all 17 claims in three Rambus Inc. patents that the company asserted against Nvidia Corp. in the U.S. International Trade Commission.

The action, announced Tuesday by Nvidia, came a few months after the claims were preliminarily rejected by the USPTO. The patents all cover semiconductor chips with synchronous dynamic random access memory controllers.

According to Santa Clara, Calif.-based Nvidia, there are still eight claims in two other patents involved in the ITC case, which the USPTO has yet to finally determine but which it has preliminarily rejected.

“This continues our string of victories against Rambus patents in the USPTO,” said David Shannon, Nvidia's executive vice president and general counsel. “We believe these patents are invalid and are confident that a similar decision will be made on the patents that continue to be examined ..."

Nvidia is represented by Haynes and Boone, LLP before the USPTO, and Fish and Richardson before the ITC.

This article excerpted from Law360.

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