Carnegie Mellon Wins $1.17 Billion Patent Verdict

, The American Lawyer


A federal jury in Pittsburgh returned on Wednesday a $1.17 billion verdict in favor of Carnegie Mellon University in a patent case against semiconductor manufacturer Marvell Technology Group Ltd., which the jury said infringes two of the university's patents covering integrated-circuit technology. The verdict came after a four-week jury trial that pitted K&L Gates, Carnegie Mellon's counsel, against Marvell's lawyers at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

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