Rambus: Clarification of IP Disclosure Rules in Standard Setting (Part 1)
Patent Strategy & Management
August 2008
The Rambus decision is the most recent in a series of cases involving so-called “patent ambush” conduct, in which a firm participating in a standard setting proceeding fails to disclose relevant patent rights until after a standard setting has been adopted. This article provides a summary of the Rambus decision, and discusses the immediate and future impact of the decision on parties engaged in standard setting efforts.