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DRAM (an acronym for “Dynamic Random Access Memory”) is

a memory device in a computer in which information is stored and from which it is retrieved. It is an acronym for dynamic random access memory.[1]

Overview Edit

DRAMs are ‘dynamic’ because they must be repeatedly ‘refreshed’ with an electrical charge or they will lose the information stored within them.”[2]

DRAM also is incorporated into other electronic devices such as servers, printers, and cameras.


  1. Texas Instrs., Inc. v. International Trade Comm’n, 871 F.2d 1054, 1058, 10 U.S.P.Q.2d (BNA) 1257 (Fed. Cir. 1989) (full-text).
  2. Advanced Computer Servs., Inc. v. MAI Sys. Corp., 845 F. Supp. 356, 362, 30 U.S.P.Q.2d (BNA) 1443 (E.D. Va. 1994) (full-text).

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