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Judge orders Oracle to cut patent infringement claims against Google from 132 to 3

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Judge orders Oracle to cut patent infringement claims against Google from 132 to 3
Judge William Alsup, presiding over Oracle's patent infringement suit against Google, ordered the former to reduce the number of claims against the Mountain View based firm to 3 from the original 132. At the same time, the judge ordered Google to reduce the number of "prior art references"-the defense that Google is using-to 8 from a few hundred. A "prior art reference" is a term that is used when someone tries to show that before a company received a patent, the particular item being protected was already under a prior patent. It is a common defense used in these proceedings to show that-in the present case-Oracle's patents were invalid.

Last August, Oracle sued Google claiming that the Android OS infringed on a number of Oracle's patents and copyrights pertaining to Java. Those patents and copyrights became part of Oracle's intellectual property when the company bought Sun Microsystem. The suit was filed last August, as we reported.

source: AndroidandMe

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posted on 08 May 2011, 01:04 4

1. JaimeCarlos (Posts: 25; Member since: 17 Feb 2011)


A famous free software programmer once said that every piece of software written today is likely going to infringe on someone else's patent. It seems it's becoming a reality.

posted on 08 May 2011, 01:18 3

2. Sniggly (Posts: 7183; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Lol, I figured. Oracle themselves are just looking for a piece of the pie.

posted on 08 May 2011, 01:27

3. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


no duh... thats why they bought java--to get money off of android which basically copied java...although i think they wud have a better case if android charged money

posted on 08 May 2011, 04:59

5. Sniggly (Posts: 7183; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Are you referring to the functional similarity to the Brew interface?

posted on 08 May 2011, 14:17

6. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


no just the fact that they reordered the javame code to make android...

posted on 08 May 2011, 03:07

4. seeds (Posts: 48; Member since: 13 Apr 2011)


aple, oracle,etc,,,
all about money
again
why not just head to head service competition

posted on 08 May 2011, 14:19 4

7. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


by making money, they give us better products... without a great iphone, there wud not be great android... without blackberry, there would be no business aspect... by making better products with the money they make, it means greater phones for everyone

posted on 17 May 2011, 09:44

11. Mike Tailer (unregistered)


Also remember that a patent infringement law suite can be a David-versus-Goliath confrontation. Defendants in patent infringement lawsuits are usually large corporations with unlimited resources, while plaintiffs in patent infringement lawsuits are often individuals or small businesses with very limited resources.

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