A federal jury has awarded £92m to Cornell University in a long-running patent infringement lawsuit brought against Hewlett-Packard.
After a two-week trial, the jury said HP had infringed Cornell's intellectual property covering the way computers increased data processing speeds.
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The patent covers technology developed by Cornell professor Hwa Torng in the 1980s, and allows computers to multi-task data processes.
Torng has been given 20% of the award, and he says he will give his cash to charity.
Cornell had originally asked for £450m in damages in action it brought against HP in 2002.