Marvell Technology patent verdict increases to $1.54B

Marvell Technology has been ordered to pay almost $1.54 billion for breaching two hard disk drive patents held by Carnegie Mellon University

Marvell Technology Group has been ordered to pay almost $1.54 billion by a U.S. district judge for infringing two hard disk drive patents held by Carnegie Mellon University. The amount is above the $1.17B that a jury awarded Carnegie in December 2012. The judge, Nora Barry Fischer, increased the payout because she believes that Marvell copied the IP with "known willful infringement."

In her decision this week, Judge Fischer said in a statement, “Enhanced damages" were justified against Marvell and its Marvell Semiconductor unit because the university showed that they deliberately copied its patents through "known willful infringement."

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Amanda Ciccatelli

Amanda G. Ciccatelli is a Contributing Writer for InsideCounsel, where she covers the patent litigation space. Amanda earned a B.A. in Communications and Journalism from...

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