Rambus Inc., v. Hynix Semiconductor Inc. et al

Filing 2963

Sealing ORDER 2675 . Signed by Judge Ronald M. Whyte on 12/23/08. (jg, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/23/2008) (Additional attachment(s) added on 12/23/2008: # 1 CORRECT ORDER) (jg, COURT STAFF).

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA *E-FILED* CIVIL MINUTES Case No. C-05-00334-RMW RAMBUS, INC. Case No. C-05-2298-RMW RAMBUS, INC. Case No. C-06-00244-RMW RAMBUS, INC. Title G. Stone, P. Detre, F. Rollin Attorneys Present COURT CLERK: Jackie Garcia DATE: September 5, 2008 JUDGE: Ronald M. Whyte -V- HYNIX , NANYA -V- SAMSUNG -V- MICRON K. Nissly, B. Freitas, M. Powers, J. Bobrow Attorneys Present COURT REPORTER: Lee-Anne Shortridge PROCEEDINGS MANUFACTURER'S MOTIONS FOR SEPARATE TRIALS, AND/OR TO SEVER, AND/OR TO STAY ORDER AFTER HEARING Hearing Held. The Court heard oral argument from counsel. The Court offers the following proposal for comment: 1) A consolidated trial on infringement and invalidity with respect to DDR2 SDRAM and following products as scheduled in January. Rambus's claims on SDRAM and DDR SDRAM against Nanya and Samsung can be pursued later. 2) If necessary, the same jury then tries willfulness on an individual basis starting with Nanya, then Micron, then Samsung, then Hynix. 3) If necessary, a separate jury would then hear damages (any any other individual defenses like Micron's license) as to each Manufacturer on an individual basis. The Court request follow-up written comments from counsel due by 9/19 and a follow-up hearing on 9/24 @ 2:30 PM.

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