Most Oracle Claims Kept Alive In Google Android IP Row

Law360, New York (September 15, 2011, 8:33 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday let stand most of Oracle Corp.'s copyright infringement claims against Google Inc. in the companies' battle over the Android smartphone operating system, but said some elements of the software at issue are noncopyrightable words.

Oracle's suit alleges that about one-third of the application programming interface packages for Google’s Android operating system are derived from Oracle’s copyrighted Java API packages and associated documents. API packages allow for different software programs to interact with each other, according to the suit.

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