Sun Wins Partial Stay For Re-Exam Of NetApp Patent

Law360, New York (May 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has partly stayed software company Network Appliance Inc.'s patent lawsuit against rival Sun Microsystems Inc. over Sun's ZFS technology, pending the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's re-examination of one of the patents in the suit.

Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California said Friday that proceedings related to U.S. Patent Number 6,857,001 will be stayed while the USPTO re-examines it at Sun's request. The USPTO has already issued a preliminary decision that the '001 patent is...
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