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The Honorable Ronald M. Whyte Gregory.Stone@mto.com
United States District Judge
U.S. District Court, Northern District
280 South First Street
Courtroom 6
San Jose, California 95110

Re: Proposed Agenda for December 10, 2008 Hearing in


Case Nos. C 05-02298, C 05-00334, and C 06-00244

Dear Judge Whyte:

Pursuant to the Court's Request For Proposed Agendas, dated November 26,
2008, Rambus hereby submits its proposed agenda for the December 10, 2008 hearing. Rambus
requests that the following motions be heard at the December 10, 2008 hearing because, for
reasons set forth below, Rambus believes that early resolution of these motions may simplify
pretrial planning and expedite these proceedings.

• Rambus's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment Re Manufacturers'


Patent Exhaustion Affirmative Defenses

Rambus believes that early resolution of this motion will simplify pretrial
planning and expedite these proceedings because, if granted, it will remove an issue from the
case that might otherwise be the subject of unique and fairly extensive evidentiary presentations,
including possibly expert testimony. If the Court should deny that motion, then announcing that
decision as soon as possible will allow the Court and the parties to address whether this defense
should be tried separately, which Rambus believes it would need to be. In any event, early
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resolution of this issue will allow the Court and the parties time to plan for how the issue will be
tried in the most fair and efficient manner.

• Rambus's Motion for Summary Judgment on Micron's License Defense


and for Partial Summary Judgment on Micron's Lack of Standing Defense

Rambus believes that early resolution ofthis motion will simplify pretrial
planning and expedite these proceedings. If the motion is granted, unique evidentiary issues
relating to Dr. Farmwald's employment at MIPS will be removed from the case and a number of
witnesses who might otherwise be called to testify regarding the issues raised by these defenses
will not need to continue to reserve time on their schedules to be available for trial. Just as for
the preceding motion, if the Court denies this motion, then an early announcement of that
decision will allow the Court and the parties to address promptly whether this defense should be
tried separately and how, in any event, the issues can be tried in the most fair and efficient
manner.

• Those Portions of Rambus's Daubert Motion No.1 to Exclude Certain


Testimony of Joseph McAlexander Relating to References on Which Mr.
McAlexander May Rely at Trial (Parts ILB.6 and II.B.7)

Rambus believes that early resolution of Parts II.B.6 and II.B.7 of its Daubert
Motion No.1, which address whether Mr. McAlexander may rely on certain late- or
inadequately-disclosed references, will simplify pretrial planning and expedite these
proceedings. If the motion is resolved in Rambus's favor, the parties can focus their pretrial
planning on the references that will actually be addressed at trial and they will not need to spend
time on the references that Rambus contends were improperly or inadequately disclosed. If this
motion is not decided soon, or if it is decided adverse to Rambus, addressing these references
will consume significant pretrial preparation time, including because these references have not
been the subject of pretrial discovery. Further, if the motion is not resolved in Rambus's favor,
early resolution of this motion allows time for the parties to consider the most effective and
efficient manner in which to address these references, including whether they need to ask the
Court to permit fact discovery to be reopened. These same considerations argue in favor of early
resolution of Rambus's Motion to Strike Portions of the McAlexander Expert Report, which the
Court took under submission on October 21,2008.

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Finally, in addition to the three motions identified above, Rambus respectfully
requests that the agenda include a status report by the parties on the identification of a narrowed
set of representative parts for trial. At footnote 2 of the November 24,2008 Order on Rambus's
motion for summary judgment of infringement, the Court directed the parties to "reach
agreement on what parts will be tried to the jury in the January trial, the fewer the better." In
accordance with this Order, Rambus made a proposal to the Manufacturers earlier today, and
requested a meet-and-confer to discuss the issue this week. Because resolution of the
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representative parts issue will impact the parties' pretrial planning, simplify the proof and
expedite the trial, Rambus believes this is an appropriate issue to take up at the December 10,
2008 hearing.

If the Court would like any additional information regarding these motions, or if
you would like us to advise the Court of our position regarding the agenda items to be submitted
by Hynix, Micron, Nanya and Samsung, which we have not yet seen, please let us know.

Respectfully,

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Gr~~rU. Stone

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