Micron says Rambus tried to extract unjust patent licensing fees, files suit

Micron has filed a lawsuit against Rambus claiming that the IP company has violated sections of the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and Virginia conspiracy laws through a pattern of illegal conduct.

In the latest installment of the ongoing battle between memory manufacturers and Rambus, Micron’s complaint alleges that Rambus engaged in a "pattern of destruction of evidence, false testimony and other improper activities designed to mislead courts and Micron and to extract unjust patent licensing fees or damages from Micron." The company also said that Rambus "intentionally concealed information through false testimony and other means regarding the ownership of key Rambus patents asserted against Micron in patent suits."

The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Micron designated the case to be related to other cases before that are or were handled by Judge Robert E. Payne, including a pending case between Rambus and Samsung and an earlier case between Rambus and Infineon.

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