The ongoing battle between Oracle and Google may soon come to an end. While around the middle of February we wrote to you about how Oracle’s case with Google is crumbling around them a U.S. judge has finally scheduled a trial between Oracle and Google and it’s set for April 16th, 2012. The trial is in regards to Oracle’s claims that intellectual property rights relating to Java, a programming language, were violated by the Search Giant. It will take place in San Francisco Federal Court.
Back in 2010 Oracle sued Google over its Android Mobile OS alleging that it infringed on Oracle Java patents. They also slammed Google with copyright infringement claims. As we already told you Oracle withdrew some of these claims as several of these patents were struck down by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office but two remain in the lawsuit according to U.S. District Judge William Alsup.
With a combination of that and the copyright claims Google could lose a huge chunk of dollars running into the hundreds of millions. Oracle declined to comment but Google spokesman Jim Prosser said, “These patent and copyright claims are without merit, and we look forward to defending against them at trial.”
The case being held in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, is Oracle America, Inc v. Google Inc, 10-3561. According to Judge Alsup it’s expected to last about eight weeks. So stick with us here at TalkAndroid and we’ll keep you posted as to how it shapes up. Stay tuned!