internetnews.com: Kodak, Sun Settle Patent Case

“Three days after a jury found Sun Microsystems had infringed on
Eastman Kodak patents, the two parties settled their lawsuit out of

“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…”