Federal Circuit Orders New, Limited Trial In $1.54 Billion Patent Case

Mealey's (August 5, 2015, 11:12 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Although agreeing that a defendant infringed two valid patents, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 4 rejected a Pennsylvania federal judge’s determination that an award of $1.54 billion in enhanced damages was warranted on the basis of willfulness (Carnegie Mellon University v. Marvell Semiconductor Inc., No. 14-1492, Fed. Cir.).

(Decision available. Document #16-150817-010Z.)

Similarly, the panel of Circuit Judges Evan J. Wallach, Raymond T. Chen and Richard G. Taranto affirmed past and ongoing royalty awards in favor of plaintiff Carnegie...
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