Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) suffers as Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) goes to the court

Oracle vs Google

In brief: Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) may be sued in the case of copyright infringement. Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) is trying to earn.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) shares rose to 492.01 points, gaining +0.27 (0.05%). Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) up 22.94 points, after falling to -0.72 (-3.04%) yesterday. Oracle, one of the world’s largest software developers, sued Google.

The company accused the Internet giant of violating seven patents owned by Oracle, technology-related Java. The company added that Google should be aware of this circumstance, as its head Eric Schmidt previously worked for Sun Microsystems, which developed this technology. Now on Android is one of the key product for Google. During the two years since the release of this mobile OS, Android has become a global number three in the market for smartphone operating systems. From a technical point of view of Android – the OS is open source code, which can be obtained free of charge. But Oracle argue that Google, without the consent of the copyright holder incorporated in the operating range of proprietary Java-development. Java technology is transferred to the ownership of Oracle together with the acquisition of Sun. On completion of the transaction was announced in January this year. In addition to the infringement of patents, Oracle has accused Google of violating the law on the protection of copyright. Oracle intends to seek compensation, an amount which, incidentally, is not known and needs to stop further development and distribution of Android. Google has not commented on the situation.

Anrey Torbinski
2010-08-13 12:08, Economics.

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