Updated: See filing at bottom of post.
So far we have very little information about this, but you can be assured that we’ll keep you updated. According to Reuters, Google is being sued by Oracle for Google’s use of the Java platform within Android.
In a statement from Oracle spokesperson Karen Tillman, Google is accused of having “knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle’s Java-related intellectual property”. In view of this, the “lawsuit seeks appropriate remedies”.
For those not familiar, Oracle purchased Sun Microsystems (the Java creator) in January of this year. The purchase, of course, gives Oracle full rights to the intellectual property of Java and its implementation.
We’ve managed to get our hands onto the full filing. It’s an interesting read, as Oracle seems to be aiming both barrels directly at Google:
This post is part of our contributor series. The views expressed are the author's own and not necessarily shared by TNW.