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Chipmaker Marvell told to pay $1.88b in patent case

Published on Apr 2, 2014 1:24 AM

NEW YORK (AFP) - Semiconductor firm Marvell Technology Group has been ordered to pay $1.54 billion (S$1.88 billion) for patent violations in a case brought by Carnegie Mellon University.

In a decision late Monday, US District Judge Nora Barry Fischer increased the award, which was set at US$1.17 billion by a jury in December 2012.

The company said Tuesday it would appeal the decision.

Marvell, which is registered in Bermuda and operates from northern California, was accused of having violated CMU patents on technology that increases the accuracy of reading data from high-speed magnetic disks.

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