Lawyers for Rambus Inc. and Infineon Technologies AG began the process of narrowing down jury candidates on Friday for the patent violation case. Opening arguments are scheduled Monday in the US District Court in Richmond, Virginia. The results of the trial could have far-reaching impact on the chip and memory landscape as well as standards groups like the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council.
Last week's pretrial activity included an introduction by Rambus of corrections to its SDRAM patents in an effort to counter Judge Robert Payne's ruling that its patents relate only to multiplexed memory bus lines. Infineon is asking for a dismissal of Rambus' infringement charges because it does not use multiplexed lines in its SDRAM chips.