CMU wins $1.17 billion verdict against Marvell over HDD patents

By Matthew
Dec 27, 2012
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  1. Nine jurors have ordered Marvell to pay Carnegie Mellon University $1,169,140,271 in damages for infringing two hard drive patents. If the ruling sticks on appeal, it would claim more than a year's worth of profits at Marvell, which earned just...

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  2. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,494   +424

    Carnegie Mellon University located in Pittsburgh, the court that help the trial, was in Pittsburgh, the nine jurors are from Pittsburgh, Marvell not located in the USA losses, even though they patented the technology 14 months prior... Am I the only one that sees some flawed logic or some bribed jurors here. Honestly, your discrediting your own patent system by telling the world it doesn't matter if you did it before the US, they can just order you to pay insane amounts of damages for technology you clearly developed and already own. And they further add insult to injury by saying they willfully infringed on the patents in question, no kidding, they patented the technology before CMU why would they ever imagine they were infringing on anything at all. Guess the name Shittsburgh really makes sense in this scenario.
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  3. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,408   +298

    Marvell claimed Seagate had the patent 14 months ago but apart from that, I agree... smell a rat!

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