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Oracle's patents case against Google weakening

Jun 25, 2011, 05:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Oracle countered with a request to assert 21 patent claims against Google and a request to hold off any decision to narrow the number of claims until the final pre-trial conference. Alsup honored that request, but he is holding what could be Google's eventual salvation in this case up his sleeve: the option to stay the case until all of the patents in question are reexamined by the USPTO for validity.

"That reexamination process could take years and, as evidenced this week, may not work out so well for Oracle, either."

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