The judge presiding over the Oracle-Google Android patent infringement lawsuit has reduced the number of claims against Android from 129 to only three.
Oracle had filed a lawsuit against Google, accusing it off infringing Oracle-owned Java patents in the Android mobile operating system. Oracle gained control over Java after it acquired Sun Microsystems.
The company cited seven patents being infringed by Google and made 129 claims. Judge William Alsup has ordered Oracle to bring the number down to three before the case goes to jury trial on October 31. Its up to Oracle to decide which of the three claims will stand. Google will be allowed to keep eight 'prior art' references in its case.
“The following schedule will ensure that only a triable number of these items — three claims and eight prior art references — are placed before the jury in October, all others to be forsaken,” the judge said in his ruling, ZDNet reports.
“Oracle will surrender all of its present infringement claims against Google based on the 129 asserted claims that will not be tried. Oracle may not renew those infringement claims in a subsequent action except as to new products.”