Judge Trims Carnegie Mellon's IP Suit Against Marvell

Law360, Philadelphia (August 27, 2012, 3:46 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Friday trimmed a set of 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 reasoned that as the patents-in-suit pertained to methods, Carnegie Mellon needed to demonstrate that a process employed by Marvell’s programs encompassed every step of the method claimed by the university. The judge found that Carnegie Mellon’s expert failed to demonstrate this requirement and therefore granted Marvell’s motion for partial summary judgment...
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