CMU Announces Settlement of $750 M Infringement Suit

CMU announced with Marvell a record $750 Million settlement on infringement of two of my patents (co-inventor, my former PhD student Alek Kavcic). Find details at, and

This settled a lawsuit brought by CMU and that won a verdict of $1.5 Billion. (See News “Chipmaker Marvell told to pay $1.5 bn in patent case” ) The patented technology is in over three Billion chips in the diskdrives of over 60% computers sold in the last 12 years or so. This is possibly the largest ever settlement on information technology patent infringement.