May 15, 2006 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Back in March, upstart startup Azul Systems, the maker of network-work attached processors for running Java applications, launched a lawsuit against Java owner Sun Microsystems. And last week, Sun sued Azul right back.
Azul has been tight-lipped about the suit it filed in the U.S. Federal District Court for Northern California, but back in March it said it was “fending off predatory attacks” from Sun. Azul asked for declaratory relief from unfounded claims that Sun is alleged to have made against Azul, including patent infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets. Azul also claimed that Sun repeatedly has threatened