Oracle Corporation (Oracle) filed the patent infringement lawsuit against Google in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Oracle’s complaint seeks monetary damages for willful infringement. Along with an injunction to immediately halt Google from building and distributing the Android Smartphone.
Wiki describes Oracle Corporation as a multinational computer technology corporation that specializes in developing and marketing enterprise software products — particularly database management systems.
The Android is Google’s premier Internet and social media Smartphone. Google’s use of open source code, on top of (and based off of) Oracle’s different Java codes, for use in running and writing applications for the Android operating system on its Google Android Smartphone, allegedly infringes on patented Java technologies.
Oracle’s complaint alleges that Google’s use of Java code source and applications opens Google up to liability for partial-infringement of seven different Oracle owned patents.
The complaint also alleges that Google knows, or should have known, of these different infringements because Google hired former Sun Java engineers to work in developing the Android operating system.
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