Sun Launches 2nd Suit Against NetApp Over ZFS

Law360, New York (March 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Sun Microsystems Inc. has filed another patent infringement suit against rival Network Appliance Inc. over its Zettabyte File System, claiming new storage technology acquired by NetApp in January infringes Sun patents.

In its complaint, filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Sun claimed that certain storage service management technology obtained by NetApp through its acquisition of storage technology firm Onaro Inc. in January infringe four Sun patents.

Sun also celebrated on Wednesday when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted...
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