|Posted by Alex on April 16, 2012 at 4:20 PM|
Larry Ellison, is the CEO and founder of Oracle. The company, Oracle is best known for owning Java. Java is a programming language that is used in many devices, ranging from computers to smart phones. Oracle is taking Google to court for infringing seven patents that they own. This hot legal water has been boiling since 2010 when the company filed the lawsuit against the giant search engine.
Oracle has claimed that Google's popular Android mobile operating system has stomped and broken over seven patents and copyright claims relating to Java. The programming language was acquired by Oracle back in 2010 when it was purchased from Sun Microsystems. Google has dismissed the allegations, arguing that none Oracle's patents are getting infringed and that they cannot copyright certain parts of Java.
When Oracle first attempted to take legal action it was originally seeking $6.1 billion in damages for intellectual property rights that were infringed by Google. However, the giant internet search giant has managed to successfully lower Oracle's claim down to just two patents and nearly $1 billion in damages.
The court case, is one of the biggest such tech lawsuits to date and promises some fireworks between the two companies, regardless of who wins. Many people wanted to be a part of the jury to get a glimpse of how things will turn out. The legal battle is expected to last over eight weeks.
Google's Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Larry Page is expected to be one of the first witnesses to take the stand. Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle and third richest man in the United States is also expected to make an appearance. No matter who wins the lawsuit, both companies will still have tension and their beliefs.