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Federal Circuit sets off anger in Oracle victory over Google

by: William Neilson JrMay 11, 2014
The ruling now allows software companies copyright over their APIs, the interfaces that programs use to communicate with each other. This decision is disastrous for software developers that want to build on top of APIs. If the APIs are no longer free to use, new services may be forced to start from scratch, making it astronomically more difficult to coordinate between programs.
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Oracle wins a copyright ruling against Google relating to Java’s use in Android

by: Andrew GrushMay 9, 2014
Oracle has now won a copyright ruling against Google, relating to the use of Java APIs within Android.
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Oracle introduces a DIY tablet, the DukePad

by: Andrew GrushSeptember 27, 2013
A tablet that you actually assemble yourself? For many hardware geeks, this could be a dream come true. Unfortunately, the lack of a stable build of Android really holds this idea back.
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“Below cost” Android licensing seen as anti-competitive by competitors, EU probe underway

by: Chris SmithJune 13, 2013
The EU is informally investigating Google's Android business for anti-competitive practices, following complaints from Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle and others. Read on for more details!
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Microsoft, Oracle, and others file EU complaint over Google’s Android business

by: Bogdan PetrovanApril 9, 2013
FairSearch Europe, a coalition of companies that includes Microsoft, Nokia, and Oracle, has filed a formal complaint with the EU over Google’s alleged anti-competitive practices in the mobile market.
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Oracle kicks off appeal in Google Android lawsuit

by: Simon HillOctober 4, 2012
When Oracle took Google to court over Android things didn’t turn out so well for it. As you might expect Oracle is not satisfied with an outcome that left them holding a $4 million bill for Google’s court costs. The inevitable appeal has been filed with the United States District Court in California.
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Oracle ordered to pay Google $1 million in legal fees

by: J. Angelo RacomaSeptember 5, 2012
The legal saga between Oracle and Google has come to an end, with the judge deciding to throw the book at Oracle and order them to pay for Google's legal fees. Oracle gets $0 and even has to pay Google a million dollars, even as it originally sought $6 billion in patent-related damages.
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Google names paid consultants in Oracle patent case, including prominent Stanford law professor

by: J. Angelo RacomaAugust 28, 2012
Google already submitted their list, although the company continues to insist that "neither it nor its counsel has paid an author, journalist, commentator or blogger to report or comment on any issues in this case." The list includes two categories: current and former Google employees, and individuals who work with organizations that are currently receiving donations from Google.
 
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Florian Mueller listed as the only blogger on the payroll of either Oracle or Google in patent litigation case

by: J. Angelo RacomaAugust 18, 2012
Prominent patent blogger Florian Mueller, has been named by Oracle as a paid consultant on competition issues. Google, meanwhile, has sought clarification on whether the numerous bloggers and websites that earn from its advertising network should also be included in this list, given that it would be impossible to name them all.
 
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Judge orders Oracle and Google to disclose if they paid bloggers

by: LucianAugust 8, 2012

The lawsuit between Oracle and Google is not yet over, and Judge Alsup orders the two parties to disclose if they paid bloggers or journalists to cover the trial. This may prove important in the next trial, considering that Oracle is planning to appeal Judge Alsup’s verdict.

Here’s the text of the order:

The Court is concerned that the parties and/or counsel herein may have retained or paid print or internet authors, journalists, commentators or bloggers who have and/or may publish comments on the issues in this case. Although proceedings in this matter are almost over, they are not fully over yet and, in any event, the disclosure required by this [...]

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