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Technology Stocks : Rambus (RMBS) - Eagle or Penguin
RMBS 59.55-8.8%Jul 17 3:59 PM EDT

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To: Don Green who wrote (93592)12/12/2013 8:12:34 AM
From: hdl  Read Replies (1) of 93622
 
a guy with a newsletter and a fund was talking pps of $100- $1000. he died.

a few guys were talking about 3%-5% royalties - covering past infringement and future licenses. but supposedly u s courts could not award enforceable world wide royalties. and a lot was outside u s - and an even higher % could be claimed or manipulated to be outside u s a.

those negative on rmbs - said it was a patent troll, it was hated, it was crooked, it spoliated documents, it tricked jedec, it was asking for too much in royalties, it was litigious, its ip was not valuable, it had lost in market fair and square, and it should have licensed for 1% or even less - and if it had it would have been paid at twice the rate for future and been paid for the past decade and saved $400,000,000 in legal fees.

rmbs insiders got compensation and stock options and did ok with ups and downs.

there were changes in officers and some directors.

rmbs spent perhaps $400,000,000 on lawyers. rmbs did very poorly in courts. litigation went on for 13 years.

rmbs settled for about .5% world wide royalties and waived claims for past infringement of a decade.

stock went from triple digits to single digits.

rmbs could have litigated with mu - in cafc, california state and federal court and perhaps gotten billions of dollars - based on anti trust, inter alia.

instead rmbs settled with virtually all dram manufacturers and hopes somehow to make royalties on new ip with them and with controller companies and others.

despite very disappointing mu settlement, pps is up a bit.
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