Rambus' Patent Victory

Shares in chip technology designer Rambus went for a rocket ride on Apr. 24, after investors learned that the company had won a $307 million judgment against South Korean chipmaker Hynix Semiconductor. This ended a six-year legal fight and brought at least a temporary close to one part of a multi-front legal war Rambus has been fighting with various chip companies for nearly a decade. Rambus (RMBS) shares rose more than 15%, to $44.50 on the news.

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