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Network Appliance Sues Sun Microsystems Over ZFS

Law360 (September 6, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Data storage company Network Appliance Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Sun Microsystems Inc. over Sun's ZFS technology, arguing that Sun has infringed seven Network Appliance patents and asking a Texas court to declare three of Sun's patents invalid.

Network Appliance filed the lawsuit Wednesday, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, naming Sun as the sole defendant.

In a blog entry by Sun President and Chief Executive Jonathan Schwartz bearing Thursday's date, Schwartz characterized the lawsuit as an attempt by a...
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