Marvell Wants $1.2B Carnegie Mellon Patent Award Slashed

Law360, Philadelphia (February 13, 2013, 2:16 PM EST) -- Marvell Technology Group Ltd. asked a Pennsylvania federal judge Monday to dramatically reduce $1.2 billion in damages awarded to Carnegie Mellon University in a patent infringement dispute, arguing that the university was not entitled to damages incurred before it sued in 2009.

Marvell used the legal theory of laches to contend that Carnegie Mellon was aware of its claims against the technology company long before it brought them forward and that the delay caused Marvell significant harm.

“Here, the undisputed facts establish a presumption of laches...
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