Google petitions court to throw out Oracle’s patent-infringement lawsuit against Android

“Google has made a sweeping request that a court throw out the copyright- and patent-infringement lawsuit filed in August by Oracle over Java use in Android, a popular, open-source mobile phone platform created by Google,” Juan Carlos Perez reports for IDG News Service.

“In its response to the lawsuit, filed late Monday, Google denies all seven patent-infringement charges, and, in a separate motion, requests that the single copyright-infringement claim be either dismissed or clarified because Google finds it ‘legally deficient,'” Perez reports. “Google is also making a counterclaim, seeking declaratory judgment of non-infringement and invalidity of the patent-infringement allegations made by Oracle.”

Perez reports, “Oracle has said that Google ‘knowingly, directly and repeatedly’ violated Java programming language intellectual property that Oracle obtained when earlier this year it acquired Sun Microsystems.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Android. The multiple patent infringement offender.

We can sit by and watch competitors steal our patented inventions, or we can do something about it. We’ve decided to do something about it. We think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours.Apple CEO Steve Jobs, announcing the lawsuit against HTC for infringing on 20 Apple patents related to the iPhone’s user interface, March 02, 2010

30 Comments

  1. is there a petition against this petition. ’cause i’ll gladly sign it.

    it would kill three ugly hateful birds with one stone
    java, android, and google (google being the worst offender of the three)

    and maybe possibly verison too

  2. is there a petition against this petition. ’cause i’ll gladly sign it.

    it would kill three ugly hateful birds with one stone
    java, android, and google (google being the worst offender of the three)

    and maybe possibly verison too

  3. either java is an open technology or it is not, this is the first test of java’s “openness” – watch out for the backlash sun/oracle – maybe java developers need to start learning a new platform ASAP – hey how about Cocoa/Obj. C? lots in common

  4. either java is an open technology or it is not, this is the first test of java’s “openness” – watch out for the backlash sun/oracle – maybe java developers need to start learning a new platform ASAP – hey how about Cocoa/Obj. C? lots in common

  5. So if Java is found to not be Open after all, look for Google and the open source community to define their own. When that version is, by needs be incompatible with Sun’s Java, then Sun/Oracle will have, in a single step, seeded control over the Java language.

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