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Google, Oracle eye Android settlement chat

Google and Oracle appear to be headed to the mediation table as their lawsuit to decide whether Android infringes on Java gets closer to the courtroom.

September 7, 2011

Latest filings in Oracle patent case spell trouble for Google

Newly released documents from Oracle's copyright and patent lawsuit against Google contain sections that Google's lawyers fought unsuccessfully to keep confidential. The details support Oracle's claim that Google copied Java code, and one slide is certain to make Android OEMs nervous.

September 7, 2011

Can Oracle collect on Android too?

Oracle is working hard to keep its Java patent claims going in its ongoing lawsuit against Google over Android and if you follow the money the reasons are fairly obvious. Oracle wants to collect from Android device makers just like Microsoft does.

July 8, 2011

The worst decision Google ever made

Oracle's Java-based lawsuit could make things expensive for Google. By missing the chance to own Java, however, Google lost an opportunity to have a platform that could serve as a counter to Microsoft and Apple.

June 20, 2011 by

IcedRobot launches Android fork to mitigate Oracle-Google war

A group of open source developers have embarked upon a project called IcedRobot that is building a Java virtual machine for Android based on the GPL-based OpenJDK.Yes, they are concerned about the "implications of Oracle winning its lawsuit against Google," noted IP activist Florian Mueller.

February 8, 2011 by

Google hits back at Oracle Android Java suit

Google has responded to Oracle's lawsuit over the use of Java in Android, claiming it has not infringed any of the claimed patents.In its Tuesday answer to Oracle's complaint, which was filed in August, Google said the methods, apparatus and products described in the patents were in the public domain, and Oracle had no right to claim infringement because of Android's open nature.

October 5, 2010 by

Settlement with Kodak no betrayal: Sun chief

Sun Microsystems' president and chief operating officer has launched a passionate defence of the tech heavyweight's decision to settle a patent lawsuit with Eastman Kodak over Java software with a licensing deal worth US$92 million.

October 12, 2004 by

Nazomi sues ARM over patent

Nazomi Communications has filed a lawsuit against ARM Holdings, saying ARM's acceleration technology and products for Java platforms are infringing on a Nazomi patent. Both companies make microchips that incorporate part of a Java Virtual Machine into their hardware. Nazomi said it is seeking a permanent injunction against ARM as well as unspecified damages. The suit was filed in the Federal District Court for Northern California. In a statement, ARM called the suit "frivolous" and said it would "vigorously defend itself." --Margaret Kane, Special to ZDNet News

May 28, 2002 by

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