Oracle's hard choice: Dismiss patent claims against Google?
Mar 12, 2012, 23:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)
[ Thanks to Amy
Bennett for this link. ]
"According to the same motion, the '520 patent claims have been
confirmed patentable by the USPTO, and the '720, '205, and '702
patents claims rejected. Oracle was planning to appeal these
rejections, but they are now willing to drop the appeals if that's
what it takes. The '104 patent, it should be noted, as been
preliminarily rejected, but it seems Oracle is hoping that the
final decision on this patent will shift their way.
"This might seem strange to legal novices (like me), but
apparently Oracle has already tried to get the court to stay its
patent claims for nine months back in January, so it could start
the copyright claims part of its case first, then come in with the
patent claims (hopefully) later. But, if that didn't work, Oracle
was willing to have the patent claims dismissed without prejudice
instead, to get things moving. "