It’s good to be at the top of the mountain… until a team of lawyers start beating your doors down week after week. This time, Google’s being sued by Oracle – the database guys – over patent infringements they found deep within the Android OS. The infringement pertains to code written in Java – the same Java owned and licensed by Oracle-acquired Sun Microsystems and the same Java that helps power Dalvik and Android as a whole.
The 7 patents Oracle’s claiming on behalf of their subsidiary are quoted below, if you want to dig deep for more information. We’re sure Google can overcome this hurdle just as they seem to do every legal hurdle. We don’t know how they plan to attack this one just yet, however, as Google has yet to receive their official notice. Everyone’s just going to settle out of court anyway (You know, because Google has all that money and junk.)
[via CNet, Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]