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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. "

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