Comments on: Marvell Faces Billion Dollar Fine Over Hard Drive Patents http://techgage.com/news/marvell-faces-billion-dollar-fine-over-hard-drive-patents/ PC enthusiasts one-stop resource for high-quality reviews, articles and current technology news. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:29:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/news/marvell-faces-billion-dollar-fine-over-hard-drive-patents/#comment-463 Sat, 29 Dec 2012 21:16:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=18015#comment-463 Apparently CMU offered to license the patents, but Marvell didn’t believe it had to (given that the same patents were utilized in other things). It’s a messy market, that’s for sure.

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By: Kayden http://techgage.com/news/marvell-faces-billion-dollar-fine-over-hard-drive-patents/#comment-457 Sat, 29 Dec 2012 00:12:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=18015#comment-457 “so this, to me, is another example of patent fights gone wrong.” I totally agree.

I have no love for employers and patent holders who hold all the keys to innovation. There is no reason for people to be forced to give up their work when it isn’t on company time and there is no reason for companies to charge insane amounts of royalties for an idea that is used and considered a standard that is used by other companies, just so they can sell something that plays ball with that companies hardware! These are sick, sick, sick people who do that and I wish that our Gov or a standards and ethics comity that would step in and say no you can’t take some ones idea cause it wasn’t on your time and no you can’t charge more then this for your patent, no matter what it is, end of story. Keeping these prices low and keeping innovation open and free is the only way we will truly push forward to the next great idea.

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