Last year, Oracle sued Google for unlawfully using Java in the creation of the Android operating system. Well, the case has been going on for some time now, and the latest reports indicate that the judge is in favor of the prosecutors in this case. Three out of seven patents have been addressed, and the judge, William Alsup, has sided with Oracle’s interpretations of four of the five technical terms contested by Google.
It’s still too early to tell if this is a major win for Oracle or if it’s nothing more than a pin prick but things aren’t looking too good for Google. If Oracle’s case against them is successful, it could affect the millions of Android devices available on the market. But like most lawsuits between major companies, we’ll most likely be seeing some sort of licensing agreement settling the dispute between them. Both companies will have until May 6 to object with the judge’s ruling.