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Google sued by Oracle over Android

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Aug 2010 21:36 User comments (3)

Google sued by Oracle over Android Oracle has filed a patent and copyright-infringement suit against Google today, claiming that Google's Android mobile OS infringes on the former company's Java technology.
Google declined comment, saying they need more time to review the suit.

Java, and all related technology, was created by Sun Microsystems which was recently purchased by Oracle.

The technology is used as a platform to build applications on smartphones, tablets, PCs and other computing devices.

In its complaint, Oracle says the Android software consists of Java apps and tech which infringe on seven separate Sun patents.

Additionally, the company claims Google knows full-well it is infringing on the patents because seven former Sun Java programmers and engineers have been hired by Google over the past few years.

Oracle is seeking a full injunction on Android, as well as monetary damages for willful and deliberate infringement.

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3 user comments

113.8.2010 20:55

It would be nice to see Google taken down a peg, but will probably just turn into an out-of-court, not-fully-disclosed settlement.

217.8.2010 15:36

Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
It would be nice to see Google taken down a peg, but will probably just turn into an out-of-court, not-fully-disclosed settlement.
You just know half of the story. Here's a little summary quoted from someone

"Schmidt runs Java. Schmidt leaves Java. Schmidt joins Google. Google makes Android. Android uses Java. Oracle buys Java. Oracle sues Google."

Now who is the evil one?

320.8.2010 15:31

another take on the matter in more detail.

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Linux-and-Open-...e-Drive-269739/

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