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Kodak's $1B Patent Lawsuit Vs. Sun Opens In Rochester

Law360 (September 13, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Eastman Kodak Co.’s $1 billion patent infringement trial against Sun Microsystems opened Monday in a courtroom in Rochester, NY.

Jury selection was scheduled to get underway Monday before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Telesca. The trial is expected to last a month or more.

Kodak is alleging that Sun Microsystems in California used technology belonging to Kodak when it developed Java, a computer language introduced to challenge the dominance of Microsoft Windows.

The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New...
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