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NetApp, Oracle End ZFS Litigation

Sep 09, 2010, 19:35 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Komiega)

"The three-year legal battle between NetApp and Oracle has come to an end as the companies quietly dropped their dueling patent infringement lawsuits over the open source Zettabyte File System (ZFS).

"Announced this morning via NetApp's (NASDAQ: NTAP) website, the companies have agreed to dismiss their pending patent litigation, which began when NetApp sued Sun Microsystems in September of 2007 and became Oracle's (NASDAQ: ORCL) problem when it acquired Sun last year.

"NetApp and Oracle are tight-lipped about the matter only stating that they both "seek to have the lawsuits dismissed without prejudice" and that the terms of the agreement are confidential."

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