Oracle has filed a lawsuit against Google, claiming that Google's Android mobile operating system violates patents and copyrights owned by Oracle. According to Oracle, it acquired a number of Java patents and copyrights when it closed on the acquisition of Sun Microsystems earlier this year. Android, while based on Linux, uses some Java software as well. Oracle believes that Google has willfully infringed on portions of seven different patents, as Google has hired Java programs from Sun. It is seeking an immediate injunction to prevent Google from building and distributing Android any further. It is also seeking unspecified monetary damages. Google has not responded to the lawsuit yet.
Our system is set up to keep other people from cherrypicking your own intellectual property. So if I spend 5 years coming up with a sophisticated programming language and testing it out, someone else can't see it and copy it in 1/5th that time.
I doubt if they are laughing and I think you will see a financial settlement in the future. If you infringe on a patent, you should pay the licensing fees. If it was your intellectual property being misused without you getting paid then I can guarante... (continues)
I think this is different than the Apple thing. Given that, this could be potentially damaging to the cell phone industry given the popularity of the Android system. If Oracle wins this lawsuit, say goodbye to google and android. Back to good ol' Windows operating system on cells. LOL. This can't happen, if anything, google should offer to allow Oracle to partner so the Android system stays. Its all about making money, but you can't make money if you piss off the consumer. Right?