Oracle and Google's patent case goes to trial

Summary:Oracle's patent infringement and copyright lawsuit against Google gets underway on Monday in a court in San Francisco

Oracle's patent infringement and copyright lawsuit against Google is finally set to go to trial at the US District Court in San Francisco on Monday, but there are certainly plenty of questions looming as to where this will end up.

The fact that these two Silicon Valley giants will finally have a trial underway is fairly incredible given how much back-and-forth there has been over the last two years since Oracle initially filed suit in August 2010.

Since then, there have been numerous delays, with potential start dates assigned for October 2011, January 2012, and March 2012. It was only just last month that April 16 was given the green light. That date was solidified once the last-ditch effort for another round of settlement talks fell through.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Oracle v. Google: What's at stake on ZDNet.com.


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Topics: Legal, Piracy

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