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2013-1623
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
IN RE RAMBUS, INC.
 Appeal from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board in Reexamination No. 95/001,169.
BRIEF FOR APPELLANT RAMBUS, INC.
G
REG
G
ARDELLA
 S
COTT
M
C
EOWN
 O
BLON
,
 
S
PIVAK 
,
 
M
C
C
LELLAND
,
 
M
AIER
&
 
 N
EUSTADT
,
 
L.L.P. 1940 Duke Street Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 413-3000
 Attorneys for Appellant  Rambus, Inc.
 N
OVEMBER
4,
 
2013
C
OUNSEL
P
RESS
,
 
LLC
 
(202)
 
783-7288
 
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(888)
 
277-3259
Case: 13-1623 Document: 10 Page: 1 Filed: 11/04/2013
 
 
CERTIFICATE OF INTEREST
 Counsel for Appellant Rambus, Inc. certifies the following: 1. The full name of every party or amicus represented by me is: Rambus, Inc. 2. The name of the real party in interest (if the party named in the caption is not the real party in interest) represented by me is:  N/A 3. All parent corporations and any publicly held companies that own 10 percent or more of the stock of the party or amicus curiae represented by me are:  N/A 4. The names of all law firms and the partners or associates that appeared for the  party or amicus now represented by me in the trial court or agency or are expected to appear in this court are: Greg Gardella Scott A. McKeown OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. Kara F. Stoll FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER, LLP Robert Greene Sterne STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX, PLLC  November 4, 2013 /s/Greg Gardella i
Case: 13-1623 Document: 10 Page: 2 Filed: 11/04/2013
 
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 Page
CERTIFICATE OF INTEREST ................................................................................. i TABLE OF AUTHORITIES .................................................................................... iv TABLE OF ABBREVIATIONS ............................................................................... v STATEMENT OF RELATED CASES .................................................................... vi JURISDICTIONAL STATEMENT .......................................................................... 1 STATEMENT OF THE ISSUES............................................................................... 1 STATEMENT OF THE CASE .................................................................................. 2 STATEMENT OF FACTS ........................................................................................ 3 I. The Claimed Method Provides Bus Flexibility by Having the DRAM Wait for the Strobe Signal to Begin Receiving the Data ................. 3 II. All of the Rejections Rely Upon Either Hayes or Farmwald as Meeting the Recited “Strobe Signal” ............................................................ 6 III. Hayes’ Data Strobe Signal Does Not Cause or Initiate the Data Transfer ......................................................................................................... 7 IV. Farmwald’s TrncvrRW Signal Not Cause or Initiate the Data Transfer ......................................................................................................... 9 V. The Sole Purpose of Farmwald’s Transceiver Hub is to Serve as a Bridge Between a Single Port or Node and Multiple Memory Chips ........ 10 SUMMARY OF THE ARGUMENT ...................................................................... 12 STANDARD OF REVIEW ..................................................................................... 14 ARGUMENT ........................................................................................................... 15 I. Neither Hayes Nor Farmwald Meets the Claim Language Under the Broadest Reasonable Interpretation of “Strobe Signal” ............................. 15 A. Under the Broadest Reasonable Interpretation the Strobe Signal Must Cause or Initiate the Data Transfer ............................................... 15 ii
Case: 13-1623 Document: 10 Page: 3 Filed: 11/04/2013

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