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Marvell denied request for mistrial in patent infringement case with Carnegie Mellon

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 25 Aug 2013 10:22

Marvell denied request for mistrial in patent infringement case with Carnegie Mellon A federal judge has denied Marvell Technology's request for a mistrial in patent infringement case with Carnegie Mellon University.
Carnegie was recently awarded $1.17 billion by a jury over patents related to "how accurately hard disk- drive circuits read data from high-speed magnetic disks." Mellon first sued Marvell in March 2009 over the patents issued in 2002.

The University said at least nine different Marvell circuit devices used the patents and Marvell sold billions of chips using the technology without permission.

Marvell has been asking a judge for a mistrial, claiming that Carnegie Mellon's lawyer made "improper, misleading and prejudicial comments" during the closing arguments.

U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer did not agree, stating "Marvell, in throwing old and new grievances at the court under the guise of prejudice, is trying to do what it could not do at trial: convince the court to throw out this case and hope that a second time around will be more successful."

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