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Oracle Claims Google Directly Copied Java Code

The Google-Oracle intellectual property infringement lawsuit just got nastier with Oracle alleging that Google directly copied the Java code for its Android operating system.

According to InfoWorld, Oracle updated its complaint filed in the courts to add that Google knowingly copied the code used in Android directly from Oracle.

Oracle had first sued the search giant back in August, claiming that Google's Android operating system infringed on some of the Java-related patents owned by Oracle from the acquisition of Sun Microsystems.

The original filing contained little details of how Google infringes on Oracle's IP. However, the updated complaint contains specific instances of Google infringing on Oracle's Java code along with some examples of the code.

Oracle says in the complaint: “The infringed elements of Oracle America’s copyrighted work include Java method and class names, definitions, organisation, and parameters; the structure, organisation and content of Java class libraries; and the content and organisation of Java’s documentation.”