Fischer also agreed with Carnegie Mellon's assertion that the jury award should be increased on account of Marvell being guilty of willful infringement. A further opinion will be issued later.
In addition to a bigger award, Carnegie wants Marvell to pay ongoing royalties of $1.50 per infringing hard drive chip; the jury award was based on a royalty of $0.50/chip.
Marvell asserted in an April 12 filing it shouldn't be liable for chips used outside the U.S., and that the verdict should have been no larger than $164.6M.
On its FQ2 CC, Marvell disclosed storage-related sales accounted for 52% of its quarterly revenue.