Oracle Smacks Google with Lawsuit Over Android Patents
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.
Chrome for Android Gains Eddystone Beacon Smarts
Google says the latest release of Chrome for Android supports Eddystone Bluetooth beacons and can surface what's known as "physical web" content to nearby devices. Google's Eddystone beacons can now broadcast web content, such as URLs, to Android devices within range.
Google Exonerated In Java API Case vs. Oracle
A jury today decided that Google's use of 37 Java APIs constitutes "fair use" and does not infringe on Oracles copyrights. The decision caps a two-week trial that saw Oracle once again claim Google stole its Java code when first creating the Android operating system back in 2007 and 2008.
Google to Remove Oracle's Code from Android
Google plans to take Oracle's proprietary Java code out of the Android operating system. Rather than rely on Oracle's Java Development Kit (JDK), Google will switch to the OpenJDK.
Immersion Hits Apple with 3D Touch Lawsuit
Immersion has filed multiple lawsuits against Apple and AT&T, claiming the two violate its haptic feedback patents. Specifically, Immersion believes the Apple iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, Apple Watch, Watch Sport, and Watch Edition make use to two patents pertaining to "haptic feedback system with stored effects" and "method and apparatus for providing tactile sensations." The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are further accused of infringing a third patent for "interactivity model for shared feedback on mobile devices" — or 3D Touch, the defining feature of the two phones.
Google, Seeking Patent Peace, Debuts PAX Licensing Network
Google today announced PAX, a patent-licensing initiative for Android that the company hopes will help resolve and/or prevent patent-related threats. Companies that join PAX give each other royalty-free patent licenses that cover Android and Google applications on compatible devices.
What part of Android wasn't ripped off?
New Business Model-- If your product isn't selling, find someone to sue
Is there a line on their PNL for litigation winnings under the revenue section?
Android Successful; List of Sueing Companies Follows
"YOU'RE RATS WITH WINGS!!!"
database vs. search
Both powerful but they make each other better. The search is world portal, and the database is the knowledge.
This could be bad