Oracle Sues Google Over Android Java Use

Oracle has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Google.

The lawsuit accuses Google of repeatedly infringing seven of its Java patents and associated copyrights in developing the Android operating system, tech news site THINQ has reported.

“In developing Android, Google knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle’s Java-related intellectual property. This lawsuit seeks appropriate remedies for their infringement,” stated Karen Tillman, spokeswoman for Oracle.

The company is seeking unspecified amount of damages in compensation.

According to the lawsuit, Oracle believes that Google's Java-like Dalvik technology in Android infringes its patents.

"Android (including without limitation the Dalvik VM and the Android software development kit) and devices that operate Android infringe one or more claims of each of United States Patents Nos. 6,125,447; 6,192,476; 5,966,702; 7,426,720; RE38,104; 6,910,205; and 6,061,520," it says.

Oracle acquired Java’s parent company Sun Microsystems in January this year.