Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday December 26, 2012

Marvell Loses Patent Case, Damages Top $1B

It looks as though a jury has awarded Carnegie Mellon University $1.17B in damages for patent infringement from Marvell.

Marvell was accused of infringing two patents for technology to increase the accuracy with which hard disk drive circuits read data from high-speed magnetic disks, according to K&L Gates, a law firm representing Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Mellon. Through its verdict, the jury found that Marvell had sold billions of chips incorporating the technology without being licensed to do so, the law firm said in a statement.