Technology companies are going to war over patents. Not only are they paying billions of dollars for intellectual property, but they’re also filing lawsuits to protect their investments.
A recent case that started a few days ago is one that Oracle brought against Google. Oracle claims that Google’s Android operating system copied Java code, a “programming language and computing platform first released…in 1995.”
While the trial’s outcome will be important for software developers regarding what constitutes copyright infringement, Oracle’s history with Java provides a lesson about opportunities for all private business owners. [Read more…]