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What: Shares of computer memory technologist Rambus
So what: That's a 48.5% intraday span on spectacular trading volume, for those keeping score at home. This frenzy is fueled by an appeals court judge sending Rambus' patent infringement case against Micron Technology
Now what: Investors are left wondering exactly what Rambus wants to hide. The outcome of several other patent lawsuits may hinge on what happens to the Micron case, with cascading effects on the entire Rambus business model. Technology patents can be fertile grounds for serious business, as proven by Universal Display
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