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Byline: Matt Marshall
Aug. 11--SAN JOSE, Calif.--A federal judge Friday threw out part of a fraud case accusing Los Altos chip company Rambus of illegally seeking patents on a memory chip that is becoming the industry standard of the future.
However, U.S. District Judge Robert Payne let stand another part of the case, in which a jury found Rambus did commit fraud related to patents for another, more common type of memory chip. And Payne ordered Rambus to pay $7.12 million in legal fees to Infineon Technologies, a German competitor with which Rambus has been wrangling legally.
Despite the less favorable part of the ruling, investors bid up Rambus' …