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ComputerWorld: Sun dealt another blow in Java dispute with Microsoft

May 10, 2000, 00:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Sullivan)

"In a ruling issued late Monday, the U.S. District Court judge who is overseeing a pair of lawsuits that the two companies filed against each other dismissed Sun's claim that Microsoft had infringed on Sun's Java-related copyrights. Judge Ronald Whyte also rejected Sun's motion for a summary judgment against Microsoft on the copyright issue."

"This follows two other preliminary defeats that Whyte has handed down against Sun from his federal court bench in San Jose. It's part of a series of rulings on a total of 10 summary-judgment requests that the two companies have filed in the three-year-old case."

"In a statement issued yesterday, Sun said the judge's latest ruling "is consistent with" his two January decisions and still leaves open its claims of trademark infringement, breach of contract and unfair competition against Microsoft."

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