Patent destruction policy

In Australia (since the famous McCabe v BAT case (overturned on appeal), of course, we know them as “document retention” policies.

In the US, a Federal District Court judge has ruled that Rambus cannot enforce a patent relating to DRAM technology as a result of its policy, implemented in 1998, of destroying documents where the court held Rambus should have known litigation was likely.

A different judge, in the District of Northern California, apparently took the opposite view.

An appeal has been foreshadowed.

Read further here.

Lid dip: Peter Clarke.

Patent destruction policy