Oracle filed a patent infringement complaint against Google for using Java in the popular Android mobile Platform. Google’s Android platform consists of a Java framework in which Java-based apps run. Oracle says that this is a direct competition for it’s Java based mobile solutions.
Sun Microsystems, which initially developed Java, was bought over by Oracle last year. Now Oracle’s flexing their muscles around Java and wants payback from Google for using the Java Platform.
In their press statement, one of their spokesperson said, “In developing Android, Google knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle’s Java-related intellectual property. This lawsuit seeks appropriate remedies for their infringement,”
This may be a major blow for the Android platform if Oracle indeed wins this case. It’s too early to say if this will be a long drawn case, or if Google will settle this out of court. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.