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June 14, 1999 | JOSEPH MENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When a federal appeals court panel hears arguments Wednesday on whether to allow Microsoft Corp. to resume shipping its version of Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Java programming language, the man at the center of the fight won't be there. But the exacting orders of U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte, the soft-spoken man who ruled against one of the planet's most powerful companies, will still pack a serious punch. The three justices of the U.S.
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June 14, 1999 | JOSEPH MENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When a federal appeals court panel hears arguments Wednesday on whether to allow Microsoft Corp. to resume shipping its version of Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Java programming language, the man at the center of the fight won't be there. But the exacting orders of U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte, the soft-spoken man who ruled against one of the planet's most powerful companies, will still pack a serious punch. The three justices of the U.S.
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BUSINESS
February 25, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
McKesson Corp. won approval for a $960-million settlement with shareholders who sued over an earnings restatement after the company acquired HBO & Co. in Atlanta. U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte in San Jose approved the settlement. The 1999 restatement led to a one-day drop in the San Francisco company's stock that wiped out $8.6 billion in market value.
BUSINESS
October 15, 2005 | From Associated Press
Google Inc.'s attempt to lift the job restrictions on a top computer engineer lured from rival Microsoft Corp. suffered another blow under a tentative court ruling that would limit the search engine company's legal options for at least three months. U.S.
BUSINESS
July 18, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte slashed to $133.4 million from $307 million a damage award won by Rambus Inc. for patent infringement by Hynix Semiconductor Inc. A federal court jury in April awarded Los Altos-based Rambus the $307 million, agreeing with its claim that South Korea-based Hynix infringed patents related to dynamic random access memory. Rambus has 30 days to accept the lower amount, Whyte said, or the damages issue will be decided at a new trial.
BUSINESS
June 12, 1999
SINO-MARKET: Hollywood is fixated on China, but success remains maddeningly out of reach. THE TIMES 100: The rankings in this year's lists of the best, fastest-growing and most profitable firms in California illustrate the state's dynamic economy. COMING MONDAY THE CUTTING EDGE: From his post in the heart of Silicon Valley, federal Judge Ronald Whyte is doing as much as anyone to define the legal rules of the Information Age.
BUSINESS
October 16, 1999 | (Bloomberg News)
Sun Microsystems Inc. urged a federal judge to reinstate an injunction that blocked Microsoft Corp. from shipping products using a version of Sun's copyrighted Java computer language unless they meet Sun's compatibility requirements. Microsoft and Sun were in court nearly two months after the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the injunction. Microsoft claims the injunction, granted by U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte in San Jose in November, has cost the company $35 million.
BUSINESS
September 15, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
McKesson Corp., the biggest U.S. drug wholesaler, won a judge's preliminary approval for a $960-million settlement aimed at resolving investor lawsuits over the company's 1999 earnings restatement. U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte in San Jose rebuffed objections from Bear Stearns Cos., another defendant in the suits, according to an order filed Sept. 8. The accord reached in January must win final approval before payouts can begin. The settlement would be the sixth-largest in U.S.
BUSINESS
November 27, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Russian computer programmer Dmitry Sklyarov will face trial no earlier than June on charges he illegally sold software that allows users to copy Adobe Systems Inc.'s electronic book readers. A new schedule set by U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte in San Jose will push Sklyarov's trial back from a planned date early next year, said Judy Trummer, a spokeswoman for Sklyarov's defense lawyers.
NEWS
June 15, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal judge granted multiple murderer David Mason's request to dismiss an appeal of his death sentence, which could be carried out by August. U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte had ruled June 7 that Mason was mentally competent to fire his court-appointed lawyer and drop his federal court challenge to his death sentence. After written approval from Mason, Whyte signed an order dismissing the appeal, said state Deputy Atty. Gen. Catherine Rivlin.
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June 8, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A judge ruled that a convicted killer who says he is ready to die in San Quentin's gas chamber is competent to dismiss his court-appointed attorney. Attorneys involved in the case of David Mason have been notified of the decision reached in San Jose by U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte, said state Deputy Atty. Gen. Catherine Rivlin. "His execution date could be set sometime this summer," she said.
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