D.C. Circuit Reverses Federal Trade Commission in Important Standard-Setting Case


Yesterday, the D.C. Circuit reversed the Federal Trade Commission’s opinion in the Matter of Rambus, Inc., in which the FTC had found that Rambus engaged in exclusionary conduct leading it to monopolize markets for computer memory technology. The D.C. Circuit concluded that the FTC’s

inability to conclude that Rambus’s conduct altered the outcome of the standard-setting process doomed the FTC’s claim that Rambus engaged in unlawful monopolization, and the court further questioned whether there was substantial evidence to support the FTC’s factual conclusion that

Rambus engaged in deceptive conduct.

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