Marvell Technology Group, best known for making chips for a wide variety of devices, is in hot water with Carnegie Mellon University. A Pittsburgh jury today found that Marvell has to pay around $1.17 billion in damages for infringing on two of the school’s patents.
Additionally, the jury found that the Marvell’s infringement was willful, which could lead U.S. District Court judge Nora Barry Fischer to triple the damages claim, reports Reuters.
Both of the Carnegie Mellon patents involved the use of technology to improve the accuracy of reading hard disk drive circuits from reading high-speed disks. K&L Gates, the law firm representing Carnegie Mellon, said that Marvell had sold billions of chips that implemented the university’s technology without a license.
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