Google May Have Known It Violated Java Patents: Judge

Law360, New York (July 13, 2011, 5:37 PM EDT) -- The California federal judge presiding over Oracle America Inc.'s patent suit against Google Inc. said Tuesday that Google may have known the operating system for its Android smartphone used Java elements covered by Oracle's patents when it launched the product.

“It appears possible that, early on, Google recognized that it would infringe patents protecting at least part of Java, entered into negotiations with [Sun Microsystems Inc.] to obtain a license for use in Android, then abandoned the negotiations as too expensive, and pushed home with Android...
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