HP ordered to pay Cornell $184 mln in patent case

SAN FRANCISCO, June 3 (Reuters) - A U.S. jury has ordered Hewlett-Packard Co HPQ.N to pay $184 million to Cornell University for patent infringment on processor technology used to boost computing speed, a lawyer for the university said on Tuesday.

The verdict was handed down on Friday in a federal court presided over by Judge Randall Raider in Syracuse, New York, said Edward Poplawski, a partner at law firm Sidley Austin.

A spokesman for HP was not immediately available for comment.

The university filed the lawsuit in December 2001 and asked for $575 million in damages.

Damages covered HP servers and workstations that used the technology and were built between 1996 and 2006, when the patent expired, Poplawski said. (Reporting by Amanda Beck; Editing by Braden Reddall)