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ilya December 27, 2012 06:35 AM

Marvell Ordered to Pay $1.17 Billion in Damages to University [TPU]
Marvell Ordered to Pay $1.17 Billion in Damages to University for Patent Infringment | techPowerUp

The newest patent trolls of the 21st century - our important post-secondary educational institutions.

Conspiracy theorists please delight me with your hard drive price fixing theories.

b1lk1 December 27, 2012 07:40 AM

No real conspiracy, just another backdoor way to force us all to overpay for storage with both mechanical ans overpriced SSD's.

KaptCrunch December 27, 2012 07:56 AM

flooding effect theory have HDD manufacturer's followed gas/oil tactics of price gauging

samhell44 December 27, 2012 03:40 PM

hey guys we need some $$$$$$ now!!! no prob boss we will sue somebody wont take long .

rfglass December 27, 2012 04:01 PM

So did marvell use their research, or researched it themselves and happened to be same as the university's?

da)2kside January 1, 2013 02:08 PM

wow what a joke

rommelrommel January 1, 2013 02:30 PM

Reading about it Marvell claims that they did their own research, and it seems that just little bits overlap. Marvell claims that the universities method is impossible to produce with current technology.

Dzzope January 4, 2013 05:48 AM

that would be a very important point as how ~I uynderstand patents, you can only patent a specific way of doing something and not an idea
(see apple eventually losing the slide to unlock or whatever BS)

I hope they bring back the need for designs etc of how something works in order to patent it..

chrisk January 4, 2013 09:56 AM

The university is a private institution, but I wonder how much govt grant money was used in developing this technology.

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