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Oracle's Java claims now less than $230 million

Feb 22, 2012, 17:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]

Oracle has quietly removed the last claim of one of the patents it has accused Google of violating, and sharply reduced the amount of damages it estimates Google's alleged infringement of Oracle's Java software.

Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems' Java technology when it bought the company in 2010. Instead of licensing Java from Oracle to use in Android, Google developed a "clean room" version of the Java virtual machine, Dalvik, for Android instead. Oracle has charged--through patents and copyrights--that Dalvik deliberately infringes on Java anyway, despite efforts to build Dalvik from scratch.

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