IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION
March 13, 2006
HYNIX SEMICONDUCTOR INC., HYNIX SEMICONDUCTOR AMERICA INC., HYNIX SEMICONDUCTOR U.K. LTD., AND HYNIX SEMICONDUCTOR DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, PLAINTIFFS,
RAMBUS INC., DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Ronald M. Whyte United States District Judge
ORDER DENYING RAMBUS'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF INFRINGEMENT RELATING TO ACCESS TIME REGISTER LIMITATIONS [Re Docket No. 1018]
Defendant Rambus Inc. ("Rambus") seeks summary judgment that (1) the Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory ("SDRAM") and Double Data Rate Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory ("DDR SDRAM") devices of Hynix*fn1 infringe claims 12 and 34 of U.S. Patent No. 6,324,120 (the "'120 patent"), claim 24 of U.S. Patent No. 6,034,918 (the "'918 patent")*fn2 , and claims 1, 9, 12, 14, 26, 28, and 37 of U.S. Patent No. 6,426,916 (the "'916 patent"); and (2) Hynix's DDR SDRAM devices infringe claims 3 and 40 of the '916 patent. The court issued a tentative ruling denying the motion on or about May 6, 2005. The court heard argument with respect to the tentative ruling, has re-read the moving and responding papers and the applicable portions of the opinions of the parties' experts. Although the court hereby acknowledges some reservations about its reasoning and analysis in its tentative order, particularly with respect to whether the accused SDRAM device is covered by the access time register limitation set forth in claims 26, 28, 27 and 40 of U.S. Patent No. 6,426,916, the court nevertheless adopts the conclusion of the tentative order. Therefore, summary adjudication of the time access limitation in claims 12 and 34 of U.S. Patent No. 6,324,120, claim 24 of U.S. Patent No. 6,034,918, and claims 1, 3, 9, 12, 14, 26, 28, 37, and 40 of U.S. Patent No. 6,426,916 is denied.