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Short Take: Sun acquires virtual reality and 3D graphics patent

Sun Microsystems has acquired the patent portfolio and other technical assets of the former VPL Research, a pioneer of virtual reality and networked 3D graphics technology, from Thomson CSF and Greenleaf Medical. Under the agreement, Sun acquired the worldwide rights to more than a dozen key patents and related technologies. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Sun Microsystems has acquired the patent portfolio and other technical assets of the former VPL Research, a pioneer of virtual reality and networked 3D graphics technology, from Thomson CSF and Greenleaf Medical. Under the agreement, Sun acquired the worldwide rights to more than a dozen key patents and related technologies. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.