January 28, 2008
In the semiconductor patent litigation of Rambus versus Hynix, Samsung, Nanya and Micron: Judge Ronald Whyte in the Northern District of California ruled in favor of Rambus's in limine motion "to preclude the use of derogatory characterizations of patents and patentholders, granting the motion as to the term “patent troll” and limiting the use of the term “submarine patent.”" The pejoratives may still be used during closing argument.
Posted by Patent Hawk at January 28, 2008 4:35 PM | Litigation
From a reader: "Whyte also ruled not to let the piece of garbage FTC decision into the case."
Posted by: Patent Hawk at January 28, 2008 6:11 PM