Carnegie Mellon's $1.2B Award Affirmed In Marvell IP Fight

By Linda Chiem (September 23, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Monday that a jury properly considered substantial evidence before slapping Marvell Technology Group Ltd. with a $1.2 billion judgment for infringing two Carnegie Mellon University patents covering disk drive technology, rejecting Marvell's attempts to land a new trial.

In a 126-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer denied Marvell's motions for judgment as a matter of law and for a new trial on validity, infringement and damages, saying a Pennsylvania federal jury was given clear and convincing evidence to consider before deciding a those key issues in Carnegie Mellon's four-year-old suit accusing Marvell of infringing...

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