Both Google and Oracle's CEOs have been named as witnesses by Oracle in its lawsuit over patent and copyright infringement claims surrounding Java and Android.
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Instead of billions, Oracle will be lucky to get above $100-million in its Java patent lawsuit against Google Android.
The judge can order Oracle's Larry Ellison and Google's Larry Page to talk in closed court all he wants, they're not going to settle Oracle's lawsuit over Android and its alleged infringement on Java.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oracle amends its patent-infringement lawsuit against Google, claiming the latter "directly copied" from its Java code.
The company has added to the lawsuit it filed in August claiming that the Google Android OS uses lines of code that are a direct copy of those found in Sun Java API packages
The search giant has struck back at Oracle's Java lawsuit, arguing that Oracle made its patent infringement claims with 'unclean hands' and asking for the copyright infringement claim to be dismissed
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.
Google has answered Oracle's lawsuit over Java by denying all allegations and calling Oracle a hypocrite over the open-sourcing of the technology.
Oracle's lawsuit against Google for Java patent infringement highlights how Android is going to become a big target in court.
Oracle is asking that Google be held 'liable for infringement of the patents and copyrights' related to its employment of the Java platform. Here's a link to the complete text of the lawsuit.
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.
Sun could be forced to pay out $1bn after losing a lawsuit over whether the Java programming language violated patents owned by Kodak
Despite a lukewarm reception, Microsoft is pressing ahead with its J# version of Java for Visual Studio .Net - and believes it can side-step the Sun lawsuit.
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
Despite a lukewarm reception, Microsoft is pressing ahead with its J# version of Java for Visual Studio .Net - and believes it can side-step the Sun lawsuit
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