Three US patents patents could cost Sun anything up to $1.06 billion
Just one day after Sun launched "Java 5," a federal jury ruled on Friday in favor of Eastman Kodak Co. in its dispute over Java, in which it alleged Sun Microsystems' world-beating language in fact infringes patents Kodak acquired from Wang Laboratories Inc. in 1997.
The patents in question are: 5,206,951; 5,421,012; and 5,226,161.
Patent 5,206,951 covers the integration of data between typed objects by mutual, direct invocation between object managers corresponding to object types.
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