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Oracle Sued Google Over Patent Infringement Of Java Within Android

Oracle has filed suit against Google for allegedly infringing on patents they hold for Java, which Oracle acquired last year.

Karen Tillman from Oracle said, “In developing Android, Google knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle’s Java-related intellectual property. This lawsuit seeks appropriate remedies for their infringement.” Google said they have not yet been served the lawsuit so cannot comment on this matter.

cNet News has more detail, explaining that the complaint says Google is violating several patents, including 6,125,447; 6,192,476; 5,966,702; 7,426,720; RE38,104; 6,910,205; and 6,061,520. In addition, Google hired former Sun engineers last year and Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt was on the team that lead the development of Java while at Sun.

Here is the full complaint:

Oracle’s complaint against Google for Java patent infringement

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