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Oracle suing Google over the Android OS

Oracle upset over use of Java content in Android

| Mobile Devices News | Posted: Aug 14, 2010 3:04 am

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It looks like not everyone is happy over Android devices. Oracle Corporation is suing Google over their Android software. Oracle, who acquired Sun Microsystems and Java earlier this year for 5.6 million dollars earlier this year, is claiming Google "knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle's Java-related intellectual property" in developing Android according to Oracle spokeswoman Karen Tillman.

 

This lawsuit is reportedly one in a series of Oracle's movements to more actively enforce Java patents, which they are claiming Google has infringed on by using portions of Java technology in the Android operating system. "Sun's corporate philosophy was obviously very different from Oracle's in terms of enforcing the Java patents," said Edward Reines, an IP litigator at Weil Gotshall.

 

There has not been any official response from Google, who are still reviewing the lawsuit.

 

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