The summary of the lawsuit (dated January 23rd 2001) is on this page: and says:

 "as part of the agreement,
Microsoft has agreed to pay Sun $20 million, to accept Sun's termination of the prior agreement, and to a permanent injunction against unauthorized use of Sun's JAVA COMPATIBLE trademark".
This takes effect (in 7 years) in 2008.

 Before we get to that, perhaps we should go back a bit to see what the situation was before SUN won its case, why it was necessary, and also check out what the situation is like now.

This press release from Microsoft and Sun is dated April 2nd 2004

The first part of the story is reproduced here.

Ten Year Agreement Sets New Framework for Industry Co-operation; Reduces Cost and Complexity for Customers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - April 2, 2004 - Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Sun Microsystems, Inc., (NASDAQ: SUNW) today announced that they have entered into a broad technology collaboration arrangement to enable their products to work better together and to settle all pending litigation between the two companies. The companies have also entered into agreements on patents and other issues.

"This agreement launches a new relationship between Sun and Microsoft - a significant step forward that allows for co-operation while preserving customer choice," said Scott McNealy, chairman and chief executive officer, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "This agreement will be of significant benefit to both Sun and Microsoft customers. It will stimulate new products, delivering great new choices for customers who want to combine server products from multiple vendors and achieve seamless computing in a heterogeneous computing environment. We look forward to this opportunity - it provides a framework for co-operation between Sun and Microsoft going forward."

"Our companies will continue to compete hard, but this agreement creates a new basis for co-operation that will benefit the customers of both companies," said Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer, Microsoft. "This agreement recognizes that cutting edge R&D and intellectual property protection are the foundation for the growth and success of our industry. This is a positive step forward for both Sun and Microsoft, but the real winners are the customers and developers who rely on our products and innovations."

The agreements involve payments of $700 million to Sun by Microsoft to resolve pending antitrust issues and $900 million to resolve patent issues. In addition, Sun and Microsoft have agreed to pay royalties for use of each other's technology, with Microsoft making an up-front payment of $350 million and Sun making payments when this technology is incorporated into its server products



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