District Court judge refuses to grant new trial in Carnegie Mellon University v. Marvell Technology Group Ltd.

Late in 2012 IP Value Wire reported on Carnegie Mellon’s patent infringement victory and huge award ($1.17B) over Marvell Technologies and the defendant’s vow to appeal. The first step in that appeal has ended as U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer in Pittsburgh denied Marvell’s request for a new trial and promised a further opinion on Carnegie Mellon’s argument that the jury award should be increased because it found Marvell willfully infringed on the patents in suit.

Carnegie Mellon had sued Marvell Technology Group, Ltd., a Bermuda-based chip manufacturing company, in 2009 in the federal court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, alleging the company had infringed patents covering technology counteracting “media noise,”  “increasing the accuracy with which hard disk drive circuits read data from high-speed magnetic disks,” according to a statement released from K&L Gates, the law firm for the university.

The case is Carnegie Mellon University v. Marvell Technology Group Ltd.