September 10, 2001

U.S. suspects Sun, Rambus of hiding patents

Author: JT Smith

"The Federal Trade Commission is investigating
suggestions that Sun, Rambus and Unocal
illegally kept patents secret to gain a jump on
competitors, USA Today reported on Monday.

The paper quotes "people familiar with the
probes" who say antitrust enforcers are
concerned that the three companies hid patents
in order to be ahead of the competition when
industrywide interchangeability standards are
set." Read the report at Network World Fusion.

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