USPTO Tosses Oracle Patent In Suit Over Google's Android

Law360, New York (December 8, 2011, 8:34 PM EST) -- Oracle America Inc. said Wednesday that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has nixed a patent claim from its suit against Google Inc., dealing the software company a potential setback in its fight over Google’s Android operating system.

The USPTO rejected the asserted claims of one of the patents-in-suit, U.S. Patent Number 7,426,720, in light of the proffered prior art, according to the supplemental joint pretrial conference statement. Oracle said it is seeking reconsideration of the USPTO's action. 

Furthermore, the USPTO tentatively rejected the asserted claims...
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