Archive: February 14, 2006

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After Bench Trial, Court Concludes That Rambus’ Adoption and Implementation of Document Retention Policy Was a “Permissible Business Decision” and “Shred Days” Did Not Constitute Unlawful Spoliation

After Bench Trial, Court Concludes That Rambus’ Adoption and Implementation of Document Retention Policy Was a “Permissible Business Decision” and “Shred Days” Did Not Constitute Unlawful Spoliation

Hynix Semiconductor Inc. v. Rambus, Inc., 591 F. Supp. 2d 1038 (N.D. Cal. 2006)

In this opinion, the court issued its findings of fact and conclusions of law on Hynix’s unclean hands defense to Rambus’ patent infringement claims. The essential issues of the trial were: (1) whether Rambus adopted a document retention plan in order to destroy documents in advance of a planned litigation campaign against DRAM manufacturers, and (2) whether in light of any such conduct, the court should dismiss Rambus’ patent claims against Hynix as a sanction for unclean hands. Read More

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