Marvell Case Against CSIRO To Proceed

Law360, New York (October 25, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A lawsuit filed by chip-maker Marvell Semiconductor Inc. against the Commonweath Scientific and Industrial Research Organization for declaratory judgment that the company and its customers did not infringe a CSIRO patent can go forward, but the court declined to stay CSIRO's pending cases against Marvell customers Microsoft Corp. and Toshiba American Information Systems Inc.

On Wednesday, the court also denied Marvell's request to disqualify CSIRO's counsel, Townshend & Townshend LLP, on the grounds that it suffered from a conflict of interest because it had worked with...
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