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Oracle America's complaint against Google, as text

Aug 16, 2010, 15:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

"Here's the Oracle complaint [PDF] against Google, as text. More accurately, it's Oracle America v. Google. That is what Oracle has named Sun Microsystems now that it's a subsidiary, Oracle America, the company formerly known as Sun. So it's Sun that is being made to be the plaintiff. It's Sun's patents and copyrights, so that makes sense, but it gives me an icky feeling. All the Sun people who'd never do this in a million years either wouldn't go to work for Oracle or left promptly, so here we are, Oracle America.

"Doing documents as text is very helpful, because it forces me to notice such details. Here is what else I'm noticing so far.

"There are eight claims, seven on patents, one for copyright infringement. Let's break this down a bit. First the patents, which you can find here. The key to the patent claims would have to be this sentence in each:

"Google's acts of infringement have been and continue to be willful, deliberate, and in reckless disregard of Oracle America's patent rights."

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