Oracle tries to resurrect third patent against Android
0. phoneArena 25 Apr 2012, 11:45 posted on
The USPTO granted Oracle a reprieve on the Gosling patent, but did it comes too late for Oracle to assert it at the patent portion of their Android lawsuit?...
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1. medicci37 (Posts: 530; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
I'm getting tired of reading about all these bs lawsuits from Oracle. Wish they (Oracle) would hire Steve Elop. So he could bankrupt their azz.
2. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
Gogogog Oracleee, takedown Gooooogle who stole s**t with Android.
3. Scott_H (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)
Even if Google is found to infringe on valid IP (which doesn't seem terribly likely in this case), it's no more "stealing" than failing to pay your rent on time is. Don't confuse corporate PR mumbo-jumbo with actual legal terms.
Also, everyone, from Apple to Oracle to Microsoft has both lost IP cases and agreed to pay licensing fees for IP they were already using. Pretending like the term "stealing" can be wielded like a verbal weapon against a company you don't like is both wrong and disingenuous, since it's a fact of making products in the mobile world.
6. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
just trolling on the android fans :) Was surprised that you replied. Thumbs up
10. protozeloz (Posts: 5186; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Oh now you know my pain. But haters will hate
4. dallas90733 (Posts: 35; Member since: 06 Mar 2011)
Do anyone know/have any Idea why Oracle would choose to go this route with Google instead of settling this ( since everyone calls Java junk)?, also how hard would it be for Google to switch to a different language ( C#, Python,Ruby)?.
8. Scott_H (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)
I believe Google is actually looking into inventing it's own programming language, which may have been a hedge in case things went really south in these lawsuits.
Anyhow, I think Oracle thought early on they could get an injunction that would let them stop shipment on all U.S. Android products. That would basically force Google to give them whatever they wanted (unless Google hedged its bets...see first part), which could mean not just billions of dollars, but maybe they thought they could control future versions to some degree. Oracle knows how huge mobile is, and they might think this is their last best chance to get a slice of that pie.
5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 4704; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I suspect the judge may modify his decision to remove the prefudice against Oracle filing another litigation, rather than let Oracle introduce the '702 patent at this trial. Allowing Oracle to introduce the '702 patent now would be prejudicial to Google, if they have truly dismissed the witnesses they had lined up to rebut the '702 patent.
7. Scott_H (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)
I think this would be the most equitable choice, although Judge Alsup has been adamant about trying to avoid another round of litigation that would tie up the courts resources - that's why he denied Oracle's requires to postpone the patent portion of the trial. So it will be interesting to see if he agrees with us.