Kodak To Push For $1B In Damages After Jury Finds Sun Infringed Java Patents

Law360, New York (October 2, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Sun Microsystems faces damage claims of $1.06 billion after losing a patent infringement lawsuit in federal court to the Eastman Kodak Co. over the Java programming language.

A jury in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York Friday that Sun infringed on technology belonging to Kodak when it developed and introduced Java more than a decade ago.

In pre-trial documents, Kodak suggested it would ask for $1.06 billion in lump-sum royalties. The company returns to court next week to argue those claims....
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