Friday, December 28, 2012

Jury Returns $1.169 Billion Verdict Against Marvell and Finds Willful Infringement

A jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania returned a verdict in favor of Carnegie Melon University and against Marvell Technology Group, Ltd. and Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. The jury found literal infringement, contributory infringement and induced infringement of Patent Nos. 6,201,839 and 6,438,180. The jury rejected defendants’ anticipation and obviousness defenses and found that the infringement was willful. Total damages were $1,169,140,271 which makes this the third largest damages award in a patent infringement case.

Carnegie Mellon University v. Marvell Technology Group, Ltd., et. al., 2-09-cv-00290 (PAWD December 26, 2012, Order).

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