- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Bermuda computer chip manufacturer was ordered to pay Carnegie Mellon University at least $278 million for infringing on its patents for over 555 million chips the company imported into the United States.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1gHRcfk ) a U.S. appeals court upheld the verdict against Marvell Technology Group Tuesday, but reduced the $1.54 billion in damages previously awarded to the university.

A new trial will determine if the company must also pay royalties on all of the 2.2 billion chips it sold.

Carnegie Mellon sued Marvell in 2009, saying the company violated two patents issued in 2001 and 2002 in its unauthorized sale of the chips.

The patents protected technology developed to increase the accuracy with which hard disk drive circuits read data from magnetic disks.


Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, https://www.post-gazette.com

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