Updated: 5/18/2021

    Google Cheated Netlist...

                 ...and rose to become one of the most powerful companies on the planet.

Netlist's decade+ legal saga to regain the rights to their seminal patents, and their value, is nearly complete. Google cheated Netlist...and so did the rest!

How did Google rise to the top of the search engine wars? Simple. Google cheated. A small company called Netlist in California developed some leading edge computer memory technology. That technology would let computers and servers of the day access 4 times more RAM (Random Access Memory) than the computer could normally access. Netlist met with Google regarding this technology. They showed the technology to Google in order that Google might license the technology from Netlist. Google didn't license it. Google stole it. Google copied it, had it manufactured, and used it in their servers. Google was caught with Netlist IP in their servers when the court ordered a random check of Google servers that were in operation at that time. Google, with Netlist IP, now had the fastest search engine on the Internet, and went on to leverage that speed and savings to become the giant, powerful company they are today.

Netlist has battled Google for over 10 years to reclaim their intellectual property, and regain the value that their IP should have provided their bottom line and shareholders for many years. Google continued to try and run out the clock, hoping that Netlist would go out of business, or abandon the costly litigation. Netlist has abandoned nothing. Now the tables have turned and the clock is running out on Google. Google lost their latest appeal of the '912 patent at the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals (Federal Circuit), which upheld the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) affirmation of the patent's validity. Google did not appeal this ruling to the United States Supreme Court, and now the patent has been recertified by the US Patent Office. The trial in the Northern Disctrict of Califonia to determine the level of infingement, and the damages owed to Netlist by Google, has been reopened.

"For ten years Netlist has steadfastly opposed Google's misguided campaign to invalidate the ‘912 patent," said Netlist's CEO, C.K. Hong. "We are very pleased that in the end the appellate court made it clear that the claims of this seminal patent are indeed valid and in so doing, further vindicate our decade-long defense of the company's strategic intellectual property. We will now move to lift the stay in the patent infringement lawsuit against Google in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of CA., in order to recover current and past damages related to the ‘912 patent."


 Hear a recent Q&A discussion with Netlist CEO Chun Hong regarding the future of memory tech. Passcode: hAS?9S%C


Mediator appointed for ADR. Roderick M. Thompson has been appointed to be the mediator for the ADR that is scheduled to take place after the ruling on intervening rights, which will likely be late August or early September (2021). http://GoogleCheatedNetlist.com/docs/Mediator_Appointment.pdf



Please Note: The ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) order for mediation is below. The mediation WILL NOT begin until after the ruling on Intervening Rights which will likely come in mid/late August 2021, however a settlement can still be reached at any time. http://GoogleCheatedNetlist.com/docs/NetlistvGoogle_ADR_Stip.pdf

Court Order setting schedule deadlines is below and here: http://GoogleCheatedNetlist.com/docs/Order Setting Case Schedule.pdf



The stay has been officially vacated and the case has been REOPENED! All related appeals have been exhausted! http://GoogleCheatedNetlist.com/docs/stay_lifted.pdf



The request to lift the stay in the Federal Court Northern District of California has been filed. After 10 years and 22 days it is time for Google to PAY! http://GoogleCheatedNetlist.com/docs/NetlistvGoogle_Lift_Stay.pdf


912 Paternt re-certified 2/8/2021:  https://www.uspto.gov/web/patents/dailycert/20210208-Monday/US07619912-20210208.html


Time to lift the stay (last paragraph): https://docs.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/california/candce/4:2009cv05718/222877/69



Other important links related to the cheating...

Netlist - High Stakes Patent Litigation

Netlist v. Google - US District Court for the Northern District of California
(Case currently stayed while Google tried to invalidate the patent that they copied.)

June 15, 2020 - Google v. Netlist - U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals (Federal Circuit)
(Rule 36 Judgement against Google.)

The Remarkable Rise of Netlist, Inc. (OTCMKTS: NLST) and the (‘912) Patent

2008 - Google Launches Pre-Emptive Lawsuit Against Memory Maker
(Google is losing so they try to invalidate the patent, and run out the clock.)

Google Loses Appeal in Google, LLC vs Netlist, Inc.

Google to Upgrade its Memory? Assigned Startup MetaRAM’s Memory Chip Patents

"My understanding is that Netlist, Inc. has brought patent infringement against first to MetaRAm and then Google for ‘386 patent related to breakthrough memory module exhibited recently at SuperComputing 09. Netlist in 2006 or thereabouts approached Google to discuss under an MOU to provide Google with breakthrough memory modules. Google ultimately declined. Netlist brught patent infringement against MetaRAM, and was in settlement discussion with Google when Google brought a pre-emptive lawsuit for declaratory relief that it is not infringing on Netlist ‘386 patent; and even if it was infringing such patent, Google claims it is moot because such Netlist patent is invalid. See the Complaint and Answer and Counter-Complaint from Netlist which action is in central district court CA."

Netlist Announces Settlement of Patent Infringement Lawsuits With MetaRAM

"We are pleased to have successfully resolved this case," said C.K. Hong, President and CEO of Netlist. "As the pioneer of this technology, the results of this settlement clearly underscore Netlist's fundamental patent and product leadership. Netlist's HyperCloud product-line embodies this foundational technology and Netlist remains committed to protecting its portfolio of intellectual property."