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Sun settles with MS, gets $1.95 billion

By Julio Franco
Apr 2, 2004
  1. Sun Microsystems and Microsoft today announced they have reached several agreements that will result in payments to Sun of nearly $2 billion. Here are some of the main points:

    • Legal settlements: Microsoft will pay $700 million, and Sun will withdraw its antitrust lawsuit in the United States.

    • Patents: Microsoft will pay $900 million to Sun as part of a broad agreement not to sue each other over past patent infringement claims. They also are seeking a patent cross-license agreement.

    • Technical collaboration: The companies will have access to each other's server technology, enabling their products to work together.
     
  2. androb

    androb TS Rookie Posts: 37

    Very typical for Microsoft to pay such quantiy to Sun.

    The third bullet "technical collaboration" is just an "advantage" of the deal in order to hide a little the thing that they only wanted to clean their problems with patents infrigement and antitrust cases.
     
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