Carnegie Mellon Urges Court Not To Cut $1.2B Patent Award

Law360, New York (March 25, 2013, 6:50 PM EDT) -- Carnegie Mellon University on Monday urged a Pennsylvania judge not to reduce its $1.2 billion award in a patent infringement case against Marvell Technology Group Ltd., saying it was not aware of its claims at least eight years before it sued Marvell in 2009.

Carnegie Mellon argued the legal theory of laches did not apply to the award handed down in December by a federal jury that found Marvell had infringed two patents related to hard drive control chips. Marvell has asserted laches to limit damages...
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