Oracle's patents case against Google weakening
Jun 25, 2011, 05:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)
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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."