Sun Microsystems has emerged victorious from intellectual property cases in the US and UK related to the illegal production and distribution of its products.
The company won its claim in the UK that M-Tech Data had been illegally importing and redistributing Sun products in Europe without approval.
Sun also won a cash decision against a US repair firm found guilty of selling counterfeit hardware. Sun said that it may still seek criminal charges against Sun Valley Technical Repair and its founder.
The company vowed to file similar suits against companies that violate its patents or resell its products without permission.
"Sun is committed to aggressively pursuing those who violate Sun's intellectual property rights and threaten its market integrity," said Sun legal director Bill Mooz.
"All of these acts not only tarnish Sun's brand, but can put users of Sun products in the terrible position of depending on inferior or unlicensed technology in mission-critical environments, without proper warranty or support. "
Sun has invited any company suspecting that it may be running counterfeit or otherwise illegal systems from M-Tech Data or Sun Valley Technical Repair to contact Sun to have the systems verified or assessed.
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