DataTern Targets Sun, Oracle Over Database Patents

Law360, New York (August 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Technology firm DataTern Inc. has rounded up Sun Microsystems Inc., Oracle Corp. and others in two infringement actions over its database patents.

The suits, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Tuesday, allege that software made and sold by Sun, Oracle, BEA Systems Inc., CollabNet Inc. and O’Reilly Media Inc. violate DataTern’s two patents.

One suit targets the companies over DataTern’s U.S. Patent Number 5,937,402, issued in 1999 and titled "System for enabling access to a relational database from an...
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