Marvell Can't Shield Witness In CMU Disk Patent Suit

Law360, New York (December 1, 2010, 1:30 PM EST) -- Marvell Technology Group Ltd. has lost a discovery battle in a patent infringement suit brought by Carnegie Mellon University over disk technology and now must provide a witness to testify about the semiconductor maker's corporate structure and tax strategy.

Judge Nora Barry Fischer of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania issued a ruling Monday in favor of the university, which developed the patented invention at issue, finding that the requested information is relevant and does not impose an undue burden on Marvell....
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