The case was first opened in June of last year and has been on-going since. Rambus has brushed off the rejections, saying that the patent office’s reaction is a part of the process. It’s a procedure they know all too well, having spent $300 million on legal disputes with chip makers since 2000. While this battle has resulted in a loss, Rambus feels that the war is far from over.
The company is ultimately seeking royalties on memory circuits used in Nvidia’s products. Rambus has been awarded millions in past suits, so there’s no telling how things will turn out with the pending case; but we’d love to hear your predictions.