Oracle Sues Google for Implementation of JavaBy Dipankar Das, Gaea News Network
Monday, August 16, 2010
Oracle is going to sue Google for the implementation of Java language in Android. The question remains whether Google developed its own version of Java, called Dalvik or they did any violation of Sun’s Intellectual property. According to Gartner analyst Ken Dulaney, Google developed Dalvik from the scratch which means nobody of the Dalvik team knew any technical details how Sun’s Java was developed. PC developer used the same concept a few decades ago. They invented a BIOS that allow PC operating systems to run without violating IBM’s rights. In this way, you avoid to pay the entity that you are copying.
Oracle claims that Java is the most valuable thing that the company acquired during the acquisition of Sun Microsystem. The company further claims that Google violated seven patents that Oracle currently owns. According to columnist Ed Hansberry of ZdNet, a company has every right to place lawsuit for Intellectual Property violation. But, IP lawsuits are getting cynical about their legitimacy. He further adds that Oracle is trying to cash the success of Android because this is the most successful Mobile Operating systems to use Java. It is going to take several years for the resolution of lawsuit if there is no settlement. By that time, Google will be in the final stages of releasing Android 9.2.
Tags: Android, Dalvik, Google, Java Software, Oracle