Friday, June 17, 2011

Android: Oracle requires billions of dollars to Google

The software company Oracle said Thursday that claimed several billion dollars in damages from Google, he has pursued since August 2010 and accused of violating patents owned by its Android operating system. "Claims for damages to Oracle in this case amount to billions of dollars," Oracle argues in a motion filed with the court Thursday, denying that this information be kept confidential as requested by Google.

"The damage that Oracle claims are based both on a recognized methodology and numerous evidence. They should not be hidden from public view," argued Oracle. Having acquired in January 2010 Sun Microsystems, the inventor of Java, Oracle had asked Google to stop using this technology, and demand payment of damages, considering that "the basic system of operation of the technology Android consists of Java applications.

" According to Oracle, this is a competition problem, because Android "is a competitor of Oracle America's Java operating system for mobile phones and other mobile devices." Still according to Oracle, Google was aware of the detention of these patents by Sun Microsystems, as the Internet giant has debauched the engineers who worked on Java a few years ago.

In October Google had claimed not only that the complaint be closed to Oracle, but Oracle to pay the costs. For the search engine, Oracle charges are invalidated by the "doctrine of unclean hands", that is to say that these accusations are launched even though the plaintiff knows them unfounded.

Android, the operating system for mobile phones and tablets of Google, has grown dramatically over the past year. According to the search engine, approximately 400 000 mobile devices running Android are active every day in Tech News Buzz. The procedures for patent infringement are extremely common in the area of mobile manufacturers and software vendors competing in the complaints most often cross that settle in general by a friendly agreement.

Nokia and Apple have set this week to end a conflict that began in 2009, on several patents, by an amicable agreement, which is considered rather to the advantage of Nokia.

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