Oracle Google Appeal

Google may lose major patent case with big ramifications for Android

By on December 5, 2013 at 3:05 PM.

Google may lose major patent case with big ramifications for Android

In an Oracle vs. Google appeal case, the judges appear to be siding with Oracle, according to reports from Bloomberg and Reuters, although there isn’t a ruling in the case yet. In the spring of 2012, Google won the trial against Oracle, which sued the company for allegedly copying 37 Java APIs from Oracle-acquired Java in the development of Android. U.S. District Judge William Alsup ruled in that case the APIs that were copied by Google were not copyrightable, giving Google the win in a case in which Oracle was seeking $1 billion in damages, down from an initial $6.1 billion estimate. Oracle also had patent claims against Google in that case, which it lost, and which it’s not appealing. More →

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Google and Oracle both set to appeal verdicts in Java patent suit

By on October 5, 2012 at 6:28 PM.

Google and Oracle both set to appeal verdicts in Java patent suit

Google Oracle Trial Appeals

Google (GOOG) and Oracle (ORCL) have both filed paperwork to appeal the court’s ruling from the high-profile legal trial that took place between the two companies earlier this year. Google is appealing the jury’s findings that its Android operating system infringed Oracle’s copyrights concerning the Java programing language, while Oracle plans to appeal the findings that Google did not infringe the company’s patents, Bloomberg reports. In an earlier filing, Google’s lawyer revealed the jury found that the Internet giant had infringed upon “just nine out of millions of lines of code” in the Java programming language, which the company believes is legally insignificant. Both appeals will be filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington. More →

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Nokia and Oracle announce a new mapping deal

By on October 1, 2012 at 11:10 PM.

Nokia and Oracle announce a new mapping deal

Nokia Oracle Mapping Deal

Nokia (NOK) on Monday announced an agreement with Oracle (ORCL) that will see the company’s Fusion Middleware Mapviewer integrated with the Nokia Location Platform. The deal will also provide enterprise customers a chance to license the Nokia Location Platform for use in their Oracle-based applications.  More →

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Another Java exploit discovered, 1 billion PC and Mac users potentially at risk

By on September 26, 2012 at 2:30 PM.

Another Java exploit discovered, 1 billion PC and Mac users potentially at risk

Java Security New Exploit

Security firm Security Explorations released information pertaining to a new Java exploit on Tuesday that affects all of the currently supported versions of the software on all platforms, including Java 5, Java 6 and Java 7. The zero-day vulnerability is considered critical and approximately 1 billion PC and Mac computers could be at risk. Adam Gowdiak, the firm’s CEO, notes that his company has not discovered an active attack that exploits the vulnerability, however. Oracle (ORCL) is aware of the issue and, according to ComputerWorld, the bug will be patched in a future Java security update. The latest exploit follows a string of vulnerabilities that have been discovered in the Java software over the past year. More →

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Oracle’s emergency Java patch opens the door to more vulnerabilities

By on September 4, 2012 at 11:35 PM.

Oracle’s emergency Java patch opens the door to more vulnerabilities

Java 7 Security

After an exploit in the latest Java 7 framework was discovered, Oracle (ORCL) responded with an emergency patch to fix the problem. The company’s quickness, however, may have opened the door to more vulnerabilities in the Java software. While the patch fixed the original exploit, it introduced a new vulnerability that allows an attacker to bypass the Java Virtual Machine sandbox. Researchers at Security Explorations discovered the exploit and have sent a proof of concept to Oracle, and they are currently waiting to hear back. The research firm has not released the code to the public, although it plans to write a technical paper on the issue once it has been patched. The latest exploit follows a string of vulnerabilities found in Java over the past year. More →

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New Java 7 exploit can be used to compromise Windows, Mac OS X or Linux computers

By on August 28, 2012 at 6:25 PM.

New Java 7 exploit can be used to compromise Windows, Mac OS X or Linux computers

Java 7 Security Exploit

A vulnerability in the latest Java 7 runtime has been discovered that can be exploited and used for malicious attacks, Computer World reported. While all the reported exploits thus far have targeted Windows PCs, according to Errata Security CTO David Maynor, both Mac and Linux computers are just as vulnerable to attacks. “This exploit works on OS X if you are running the 1.7 JRE [Java Runtime Environment],” said Maynor, who was able to exploit the vulnerability in both Firefox 14 and Safari 6 on OS X 10.8. The exploit is considered “super dangerous” and could compromise a computer simply by browsing a malicious or hacked website.Computer World suggests that users disable Java until Oracle (ORCL) releases a patch to address the problem. More →

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Google: We didn’t pay anyone to talk about Oracle trial, but here is a list of people we paid

By on August 27, 2012 at 10:55 PM.

Google: We didn’t pay anyone to talk about Oracle trial, but here is a list of people we paid

Google Blogger Payments Revealed

After failing to comply with Judge William Alsup’s earlier order, Google (GOOG) finally reiterated its previous statements and asserted that it did not pay any authors, journalists, commentators or bloggers to report or comment on its trial against Oracle (ORCL). The Internet giant did provide a list of consultants, contractors, employees and various organizations who commented on the case and have in the past received money from the company, however, including Google attorney William Patry, Java creator James Gosling and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, among others. “Pursuant to the [judge’s order], the required disclosure does not include advertising revenue, disclosed experts, or gifts to universities,” Google said in its court filing. “It does, however, include ‘all commenters known by Google to have received payments as consultants, contractors, vendors, or employees’ and employee-commenters at organizations who receive money from Google.” More →

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Oracle admits to paying bloggers, Google fails to comply with judge’s order

By on August 20, 2012 at 6:45 PM.

Oracle admits to paying bloggers, Google fails to comply with judge’s order

Google Oracle Trial Blogger Payments

Earlier this month, Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco issued a brief order that demanded Google (GOOG) and Oracle (ORCL) disclose whether either party paid bloggers during its high-profile trial that took place earlier this year. Both parties responded on Friday, however Judge Alsup found Google’s court filing less than satisfying, The Verge reported. While the Internet giant revealed that it did not pay “an author, journalist, commentator or blogger to report or comment on any issues in this case,” Alsup stated that “Google has failed to comply” with his original request. More →

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Judge orders Google, Oracle to disclose if either company paid off bloggers

By on August 7, 2012 at 6:10 PM.

Judge orders Google, Oracle to disclose if either company paid off bloggers

Google-Oracle Trial Blogger Payments

Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco on Tuesday issued a brief order demanding Google (GOOG) and Oracle (ORCL) disclose whether either party paid journalists to cover the high-profile trial that took place earlier this year. “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,” Judge Alsup wrote. More →

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Android patent litigation roundup, featuring Google IP lawyers and the Samsung Galaxy Tab

By on June 5, 2012 at 5:30 PM.

Android patent litigation roundup, featuring Google IP lawyers and the Samsung Galaxy Tab

Apple-Android Patent Suit Roundup

It’s another day in the tech world, which means that there are lots of stories swirling around Android devices allegedly infringing upon patents. Hit the jump for a quick roundup of this week’s Android patent litigation stories so far… More →

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Google did not infringe Oracle's patents with Android

By on May 23, 2012 at 2:35 PM.

Google did not infringe Oracle's patents with Android

Google-Oracle Trial Verdict

In the widely publicized patent infringement case between Google and Oracle, a San Francisco jury on Wednesday found that Google’s Android operating system does not infringe Oracle’s patents. Jurors have been dismissed and Judge William Aslup of the U.S. District court of Northern California exonerated the Internet giant of any wrong doing. The verdict marks the end of the trial’s second phase, which focused on patent infringement claims. Google earlier this month was found to have infringed Oracle’s copyrights, however, and the proceedings are set to resume on Tuesday morning. More →

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Jury says Google infringed on Oracle's copyrights

By on May 7, 2012 at 4:15 PM.

Jury says Google infringed on Oracle's copyrights

Jury rules Google infringed on Oracle's copyrights

A San Francisco jury on Monday determined that Google’s Android operating system infringes on Oracle’s copyrights concerning its Java programing language, Reuters reported. After days of deliberation, however, the jury could not decide whether Google had the right to fair use of the copyrighted material, an argument Oracle is now attempting to have thrown out. Google’s lawyers challenged the jury’s decision on Java and are moving for a mistrial. After rendering the copyright verdict, the seven woman, five man jury will next hear a testimony from Oracle regarding its patents and then rule on damages — Oracle is seeking roughly $1 billion. More →

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Google had hoped partners would sell 10 million Android tablets in 2011

By on April 25, 2012 at 5:00 PM.

Google had hoped partners would sell 10 million Android tablets in 2011

Even before the release of the first Android tablet and the Honeycomb operating system, Google predicted its partners would sell more than 10 million tablets a year beginning in 2011 and capture up to one-third of the market by 2012, The Verge reported. The information comes from Google’s testimony in an ongoing trial with Oracle. Android Senior Vice President Andy Rubin made the prediction based on tablet market data from Morgan Stanley, which estimated a total of 46 million tablets would be sold by 2012. The Mountain View-based company’s expectations have fallen short, however, and Apple has dominated the tablet market with more than 67 million iPads sold thus far. The Internet giant also expected Android tablets to generate up to $110 million in search revenue in 2011 and $220 million in 2012. More →

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