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Oracle: Google's Android Infringes Sun Java Patents

Two tech heavyweights are poised to come to blows as Oracle, fresh off its acquisition of Sun Microsystems, is claiming that Android, the popular, open source mobile OS project led by Google, wrongfully uses patented Sun technology and copyrights.

In a lawsuit filed this week against the the search giant, Oracle claims that Google has been "repeatedly" infringing on Sun intellectual property in developing Android.

The results of the lawsuit could have potentially wide-ranging effects, not the least of which is because Oracle says devices that run on Android are also infringing on its patents -- thus potentially impacting the wide range of PC and mobile device companies and wireless carriers who make, market or are planning Android devices. Datamation takes a look at the allegations.


Does Google's Android operating system infringe on Oracle's Java patents and copyrights? That's the claim being made by Oracle this week in a major lawsuit against Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) over its use of Java in the mobile operating system.

"In developing Android, Google knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle's Java-related intellectual property. This lawsuit seeks appropriate remedies for their infringement," Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) spokesperson Karen Tillman said in a statement.

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Oracle Sues Google Over Java in Android