Marvell Loses Mistrial Bid In Carnegie Mellon Patent Row

Law360, New York (December 21, 2012, 9:18 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Friday refused to grant semiconductor maker Marvell Technology Group Ltd.'s bid for a mistrial in its patent infringement row with Carnegie Mellon University over disk drive technology.

U.S. District Judge Nora Fischer denied without prejudice Marvell's motion for a mistrial in Carnegie Mellon's case alleging Marvell infringed patents related to systems and methods for increasing the accuracy with which hard disk drive circuits read data on magnetic disks.

After the closing arguments in the case, the semiconductor company requested a mistrial,...
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