Oracle sues Google, claims Android infringes on 7 Java-related patents

13 Aug

Just when we thought Android was on a roll, a bottleneck appears down the road. Oracle has sued Google as it believes that its Android operating system infringes upon seven Java-related patents. In January this year, Oracle bought Sun Microsystem, which developed the Java platform. Java is one of the most popular software platforms for writing applications and has attracted more than 6.5 million developers.



According to the complaint, Oracle claims “The Android operating
system software “stack” consists of Java applications running on a Java-based object-oriented application framework, and core libraries running on a “Dalvik” virtual machine (VM) that features just-in-time (JIT) compilation. Google actively distributes Android (including without limitation the Dalvik VM and the Android software development kit) and promotes its use by manufacturers of products and applications.



On information and belief, Google has purposefully, actively, and voluntarily distributed Android and related applications, devices, platforms, and services with the expectation that they will be purchased, used, or licensed by consumer…”

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  1. Thakur August 14, 2010 at 1:26 am #

    Steve Jobs buddy Larry Ellison is doing his best to help Apple

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