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internetnews.com: Kodak, Sun Settle Patent Case

Oct 08, 2004, 14:30 (8 Talkback[s])
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"Three days after a jury found Sun Microsystems had infringed on Eastman Kodak patents, the two parties settled their lawsuit out of court.

"For $92 million, Sun doesn't have to face the prospect of paying up to $1.06 billion in damages for infringing on Kodak's software patents. In a statement Thursday afternoon, Sun officials said Java users won't have to worry about the three patents licensed for the Java programming language.

"'We are eager to put this punitive litigation behind us, to have reached a decision in the best interest of our stockholders, customers and employees, and to focus our future activities on the evolution of the Internet and Sun's place within it,' said Jonathan Schwartz, Sun president and COO, in the statement..."

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