Armed With PTO Findings, Software Tree Sues Oracle

Law360, New York (April 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After a re-examination confirmed its patent claims, a Silicon Valley-based software company has hit rival and business partner Oracle Corp. with an infringement suit over Java programming technology.

Software Tree LLC filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Tuesday, claiming that Oracle's TopLink framework for storing or converting Java objects infringes on U.S. Patent Number 6,163,776.

The suit said that Oracle has corresponded since early 2004 with the patent inventor, Software Tree President and Chief Executive Officer Damodar...
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