NetApp and Oracle Agree to Dismiss Lawsuits
SUNNYVALE, Calif.-September 9,
2010-NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that both
parties have agreed to dismiss their pending patent litigation,
which began in 2007 between Sun Microsystems and NetApp. Oracle and
NetApp seek to have the lawsuits dismissed without prejudice. The
terms of the agreement are confidential.
"For more than a decade, Oracle and NetApp
have shared a common vision focused on providing solutions that
reduce IT cost and complexity for thousands of customers
worldwide," said Tom Georgens, president and CEO of NetApp. "Moving
forward, we will continue to collaborate with Oracle to deliver
solutions that help our mutual customers gain greater flexibility
and efficiency in their IT infrastructures."
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions
that accelerate business breakthroughs and deliver outstanding cost
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the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.
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