May 25, 2008
After seven years of preliminaries, trial began last week. Cornell University, one of the eight Ivy League colleges, is suing Hewlett-Packard in Northern New York for infringing 4,807,115, claiming enhanced CPU execution. A judge experienced with patent cases flew in from Washington, D.C. Cornell says that HP reaped $36 billion in the 1990s selling infringing supercomputers. Cornell wants damages through the life of the patent, though "laches bars a patent holder's claim for damages accrued prior to suit." A.C. Aukerman v. R.L. Chaides Construction, 22 USPQ2d 1321 (Fed. Cir. 1992). Laches may also apply in Cornell's failure to timely bring suit.
Posted by Patent Hawk at May 25, 2008 5:32 PM | Litigation
Your "judge experienced with patent cases" is none other than Judge Rader from the Federal Circuit. Experienced indeed.
Posted by: G. Burdell at May 27, 2008 9:25 AM