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(Reuters)   Marvell Technologies Group seeks to overturn a $1.17 billion patent infringement verdict won against them by Carnegie-Mellon University, arguing that Dr. Octopus and Mr. Fantastic invented those technologies all on their own   (reuters.com) divider line 12
    More: Interesting, Mr. Fantastic, Carnegie Mellon University, patent infringements, federal jury, U.S. District, verdicts, Samsung Electronics, Lazard Capital Markets  
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2012-12-27 01:07:36 PM  

Yeah, right, like some not-even grad student is gonna come up with a Web-shooter all on his own? Pfft clearly CMU is in the right here.



In all seriousness though, I have to say I've never seen the "We idn;t infringe because their patent is technologically impossible to implement" defense before:


Marvell on Thursday repeated that its chips did not infringe the Carnegie Mellon patents, and that the methods described in the patents "cannot practically be built in silicon even using the most advanced techniques available today."


if true that would seem ot be a pretty good argument for non-infringement
 
2012-12-27 02:19:00 PM  

Magorn: if true that would seem ot be a pretty good argument for non-infringement


Ay, there's the rub.
 
2012-12-27 02:33:59 PM  
how accurately hard disk- drive circuits read data from high-speed magnetic disks.

And that is sad, it's as if Buggy Whip Manufacturers Inc lost a suit for superior whip technology in 1929...
 
2012-12-27 03:46:40 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: how accurately hard disk- drive circuits read data from high-speed magnetic disks.

And that is sad, it's as if Buggy Whip Manufacturers Inc lost a suit for superior whip technology in 1929...


Honestly platters are good for storing large amounts of data that isn't needed extremely often and will be the most cost effective way to hold that data for years to come. There is also something to be said for the number of write cycles on platters as well.
 
2012-12-27 04:16:02 PM  
Also seeks a cure for cancer, won't get it.
application.denofgeek.com
 
2012-12-27 04:25:36 PM  
That's because the Kree invented them, nonnerdmitter. (Marvell)
 
2012-12-27 04:29:16 PM  

Maxor: Honestly platters are good for storing large amounts of data that isn't needed extremely often and will be the most cost effective way to hold that data for years to come. There is also something to be said for the number of write cycles on platters as well.


Oh I get it. People (particularly Amish) are still riding in buggies too. My old workplace is still using an  AS/400 because of "legacy" software and also "the cost that it would take to train people to use a new system". But I believe that we are for now nearing the end  where things move in computers. (The one exception would be fans or coolant.)
 
2012-12-27 05:55:04 PM  
FTFA: "an analyst at Lazard Capital Markets"

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What a analyst at Lazard Capital Markets might look like
 
2012-12-27 09:51:30 PM  
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2012-12-28 01:02:05 AM  
Anyone else find it disturbing that universities have entered the great patent wars?
 
2012-12-28 03:52:47 AM  
The real mistake here is not settling out of court.

Now Disney has heard of them and The Eye of Sauron will use the "WWF lawsuit" (which gave us the WWE) to Protect The Trademark
 
2012-12-28 01:43:26 PM  

MrEricSir: Anyone else find it disturbing that universities have entered the great patent wars?


no, this sounds like a legitimate case and cmu is a tech r&d school. they were working on production methods for quantum computing chips a decade ago (based on the theory of using micro/nano dots printed on a chip instead of transistors).
 
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