Sun Pays $92M To Settle Kodak Suit Over Java Patents

Law360, New York (October 7, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Sun Microsystems has agreed to pay $92 million in licensing fees to settle a lawsuit brought by Eastman Kodak over patents covering aspects of the Java programming language.

The agreement was penned less than a week after a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York ruled in Kodak's favor. In pre-trial documents, Kodak had suggested it would ask for $1.06 billion in lump-sum royalties.

“The settlement assures customers worldwide that Sun will stand behind its products and intellectual property, and...
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