Patent wars continue

By Derek Sooman on October 4, 2004, 1:11 PM
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.




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MrGaribaldi said:
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:[quote][i]Originally posted by [url=http://www.rochesterdandc.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID
/20041002/BUSINESS/410020333&SearchID=73185676035359]Roche
ster and DC[/url]:[/i]The patents describe a method by which a program can "ask for help" from another application to carry out certain computer-oriented functions. That's generally similar to the way Java operates, according to Kodak and other experts.[/quote]But doesn't that include any JIT (Just In Time) software, if not all software?Nice find Phantasm! :)
Phantasm66 said:
So long as nothing happens to my beautiful Java, I will be happy.
MrGaribaldi said:
Good point!I would be quite the bummer for all of us who are studying/have studied java if the language went tits-up...
Nic said:
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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