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Patent wars continue

By Phantasm66
Oct 4, 2004
  1. The patent wars continue, this time its Kodak and Sun who are at it. Kodak is demanding $1 billion in damages from Sun. A federal jury has apparently ruled that Sun breached Kodak intellectual property when it introduced Java over 10 years ago. Even to Sun, this represents a huge sum of money which they will not give up without a fight.
     
  2. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    WOW!

    Too bad there was so few details about what the case really was about. The article The Inq linked to only had this about the specifics:
    But doesn't that include any JIT (Just In Time) software, if not all software?

    Nice find Phantasm! :)
     
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 6,504   +6

    So long as nothing happens to my beautiful Java, I will be happy.
     
  4. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Good point!

    I would be quite the bummer for all of us who are studying/have studied java if the language went tits-up...
     
  5. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,928

    You could always study .NET :=).

    Just kidding, as I know you guys like a little comedy. I'm sure you already know what I think about Java vs .NET, and just look at the way Java is becoming more like .NET with every new release. Enough said.

    ...Hey Bill, I did what you said...where's that money you promised...:D
     
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