Vol 128 Issue 1 2008-10-04 Article 20695 from section "News"

Order Construing Claims in the NetApp v. Sun litigation

Mike Dillon, (EVP , General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Sun)
has been blogging about the on-going litigation between Sun and

On August 27th, 2008, the Court held a "claim construction hearing to
construe the disputed terms". After reviewing the order he says, "we
were very pleased", and "the court agreed with Sun's interpretation
on six of the disputed terms (two of which the court adopted with
slight modification) and with NetApp on one."

Mike also states that, "the Court found each of the asserted claims
in NetApp's 7,200,715 patent relating to RAID technology to be
'indefinite' ... In effect, unless NetApp appeals and this finding is
reversed, the '715 patent is effectively invalidated in this case and
against others in the future."

Details at

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