Patent disputes are so common that many of us just overlook them today. It seems like each week a new dispute is filed between two companies. HP and Cornell University have been fighting it out in court over a patent infringement suit for a while now.
Cornell filed the suit alleging that HP was infringing on Cornell patents by selling HP PA-8000 microprocessors along with workstations and servers using the processors. A jury awarded Cornell $53 million to $184 million in damages.