Marvell Can't Nix Claims In Disk IP Row With University

Law360, Los Angeles (September 28, 2011, 8:35 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Wednesday refused to trim claims from Carnegie Mellon University's patent infringement suit against semiconductor maker Marvell Technology Group Ltd. over disk drive technology.

U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer said it was a “close call” but ultimately denied Marvell's motion for summary judgment because the patents-in-suit are not anticipated under 35 U.S.C. 102. The claims in the two Carnegie patents aren't disclosed in the so-called Seagate patent issued in 2001 which relates to a data detector invention, the judge said....
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