One of the biggest tech lawsuits of our time is that of Oracle Corp. vs Google Inc. over the use of Java in their Android mobile OS platform. Although a federal judge has already declared the use of Java was under the “fair use” statute, U.S. District Judge William Alsup has ordered both parties to disclose any and all payments made to bloggers, writers or journalists who wrote about the case. Judge Aslup went on to say that he is concerned the companies are paying others to write about the
Business software developer SAP has agreed to pay Oracle Inc. a sum of $306 million. Originally, Oracle won a $1.3 billion copyright infringement lawsuit against SAP back in 2010 but a judge reduced the amount to $272 million. Instead of taking the $272 million, Oracle opted for a new trial which was scheduled to take place on August 27th. SAP and Oracle both decided that a $306 million judgement would cost less money and time spend in court, therefore it would mutually benefit both parties.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware of the heated lawsuit going on between Oracle America and Google Inc. According to Oracle, Google infringed on their patented Java API to use for their Android operating system. To learn more about this lawsuit and how it may affect you, keep reading.
About The Lawsuit
Oracle is suing Google Inc. for a whopping $6 billion dollars in damages as a result of them using their Java API code on the Android operating system.