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RESPONSE BRIEF ISO RAMBUSPROPOSED FINDINGS OF FACT ETC.CASE NO. 00-20905 RMW
Gregory P. Stone (SBN 078329)Fred A. Rowley, Jr. (SBN 192298)MUNGER, TOLLES & OLSON LLP355 South Grand Avenue, 35th FloorLos Angeles, CA 90071-1560Telephone: (213) 683-9100Facsimile: (213) 687-3702Email: Gregory.Stone@mto.comEmail: Fred.Rowley@mto.comPeter A. Detre (SBN 182619)Carolyn Hoecker Luedtke (SBN 207976)MUNGER, TOLLES & OLSON LLP560 Mission Street, 27th FloorSan Francisco,CA 94105-2907Telephone: (415) 512-4000Facsimile: (415) 512-4077Email: peter.detre@mto.comEmail: carolyn.luedtke@mto.comAttorneys for RAMBUS INC.Rollin A. Ransom (SBN 196192)SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP555 West Fifth Street, Suite 4000Los Angeles, CA 90013-1010Telephone: (213) 896-6000Facsimile: (213) 896-6600Email: rransom@sidley.comPierre J. Hubert (Pro Hac Vice)Craig N. Tolliver (Pro Hac Vice)MCKOOL SMITH PC300 West 6th Street, Suite 1700Austin, TX 78701Telephone: (512) 692-8700Facsimile: (512) 692-8744Email: phubert@mckoolsmith.comEmail: ctolliver@mckoolsmith.comUNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTNORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, SAN JOSE DIVISIONHYNIX SEMICONDUCTOR, INC., et al.,Plaintiffs,vs.RAMBUS INC.,Defendant.CASE NO. CV 00-20905 RMW
RESPONSE BRIEF IN SUPPORT OFRAMBUS INC.’S PROPOSED FINDINGSOF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW
Date: December 16, 2011Time: 9:00 AMCtrm: 6Judge: Honorable Ronald M. Whyte
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INTRODUCTION..........................................................................................................................1ARGUMENT..................................................................................................................................1I. This Court Should Reject Hynix’s Multi-Front Campaign to Avoid anAdjudication on the Merits.....................................................................................1A. Hynix’s Challenge to the Court’s Briefing Approach is Baseless..............2B. The Court Should Adhere to Its Discretionary Decision Not to GiveMicron Collateral Estoppel Effect..............................................................3C. The Court Should Adhere to its Decision Not to Reopen the Record........6II. Hynix’s New Challenge to the Court’s Legal Framework is Baseless.................11A. Unclean Hands Requires a Showing of Both Bad Faith andPrejudice in This Case...............................................................................11B. A Dismissal on Inherent Authority Grounds Requires a Showing of Both Bad Faith and Prejudice in this Case................................................15III. Hynix’s Proposed Findings on Spoliation, Bad Faith, and Prejudice Shouldbe Rejected............................................................................................................19A. Neither Hynix’s Brief Nor Its Proposed Findings and ConclusionsDemonstrate the Onset of a Preservation Duty By March 1998...............201. The Evidence Shows that Rambus’s Implementation of aLicensing Strategy Was Not Reasonably Foreseeable inEarly 1998, and Would Remain Speculative Well into 1999.......212. None of the Other Contingencies Underlying Rambus’sLicensing Strategy Weighs in Favor of a March 1998 DutyDate...............................................................................................27B. Hynix Has Not Proven Bad Faith By Clear And ConvincingEvidence....................................................................................................301. Rambus Did Not Intend to Hide Harmful Information.................312. The Policy Was Not Intended to Stymie Opponents As Partof a “Firm Litigation Plan”...........................................................343. Rambus Did Not Deliberately Breach a Known PreservationDuty and Considered Its Policy a Legitimate BusinessPractice..........................................................................................354. Rambus Did Not Conceal the Adoption and Implementationof its Document Retention Policy.................................................365. Rambus Did Not Waive Its Ability to Use Communicationswith Counsel to Rebut Allegations of Bad Faith..........................38C. The Record Evidence Does Not Establish Prejudice to Hynix.................38
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RESPONSE BRIEF ISO RAMBUSPROPOSED FINDINGS OF FACT ETC.CASE NO. 00-20905 RMW
1. JEDEC-Related Documents..........................................................402. Hynix and Rambus Licensing Negotiation...................................413. Patent-Related Documents............................................................434. Documents Regarding SDRAM and DDR Datasheets,Reverse Engineering, and Claim Charts.......................................465. Intel Contract Materials................................................................476. Board Materials.............................................................................477. Hynix’s Remaining “Prejudice” Arguments Are Baseless...........48CONCLUSION.............................................................................................................................49
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