Things aren't looking great for Google (update - except for Oracle having to pay their legal fees)


  1. B2L

    B2L Well-Known Member


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  2. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog Moderator

    Oracle who needs e'm

    Lawyers who needs e'm

    Why Can't they quit suing each other and start realizing there is only a short time to enjoy this stuff before it becomes obsolete. I mean really the radio is not quite a hundred years old yet I don't believe. (I think it came out in the tweentys but hell I suck at history and spelling :D )
  3. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    Interisting.. Watching and waiting
  4. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    I've been following this, but I don't really know enough to predict how it will turn out. I know Google must think they have a case or they would have settled before it actually made it to trial. Worst case, Google loses and it costs them a crap-load of money. I don't think Android will really be effected much.
  5. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog Moderator

    Which is whats really is going on Oracle is hoping to Capitalize on something they bought and not anything they themselves were smart enough to create and that kind of corporate america really makes me :puke:
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  6. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    Companies buy other companies to capitalize on what they do every day. There's nothing wrong with that. Google bought Motorola to capitalize on what they had, whether it was their patents or they actually plan on going into the handset business. I don't know enough about the technical stuff to know if Google infringed on Java or not, but if they did, they should have licensed it like everyone else. It's pretty arrogant if they just said "screw it, we're just using your code and we're not paying you squat. Good luck in court."
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  7. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    When they started, Google expected that they were within bounds with Sun.

    Then, Oracle bought Sun. And waited until they felt sure that they could have Google in a corner. And originally they were suing each other for billions, but that was tossed.

    Two sides to every case, the next round will prove interesting.
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  8. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog Moderator

    Gsmash thats my whole point we have company's suing each other and people suing companies and it all should be open source it should all be available to everyone to tweak as they need it.

    But that's not the Capitalistic Way is it. I mean people sue just to sue. A lady sues because "Coffee" a beverage always have been served HOT burned her and the JUDGE not only allowed the case HE AWARDED HER. SERIOUSLY!!. What has happened to RESPONSIBILITY? Why is that such a negative word anymore.

    I think if a Company Buys out another Company then all the Patents the company that was bought out had should go public and be open source. That would stop these people from wasting all this tax paying money filling up the courts with this kind of corporate garbage. I bet it would also stop these bigger companies from forcing these smaller companies into bankruptcy. Or even other companies into looking into other collaborations that could benefit us the public and those corporations even more
  9. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    What we want and what the law is don't always coincide.

    It just is what it is.
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  10. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog Moderator

    which is why its best not to let it consume you :) i did for to many years now I consume me.
  11. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    While I agree that patent law needs to be overhauled, (vastly shortening the length of tech patents would be a good place to start) you can't just expect all of a company's IP to turn into vapor when they get bought out. A lot of time, work and high paid salaries go into developing intellectual property, and it's worth something. I'm not really talking specifically about this case, I'm not a lawyer, I only know enough to know what I don't know, but it seems like Oracle figured they had Google by the...tail and wanted to charge more than Google thought was fair, so Google decided to take their chances in court. Whether they have a legal leg to stand on, I have no idea, but like I said, obviously Google thinks they do.

    About the McDonalds hot coffee case, people like to cite that because it's easy, but it's not that simple. McDonalds coffee was hotter than normal, they had settled numerous cases over it before. The old lady had third degree burns and required skin grafts on her legs. The big money was awarded by a jury, not the judge, and was reduced on appeal and eventually settled for less than $600K. I have no problem with people suing corporations for grievances, it's the only thing that keeps them in line. Beware of anybody who tries to take that right away.
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  12. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog Moderator

    Actually the McDonald's thing was a poor example on my part. That's comparing apples and oranges. Like you I know enough knowledge about Law that It tells me I know nothing. And I really have no problem with someone trying to make an honest dollar. In the end that's what we are all trying to do. Support our Families and Habits.

    I'm just sick and tired of hearing about all the Law suites really I mean enough is enough lets get back to what this was being done for to begin with. I mean how many millions is Oracle / Google going to shell out and in the end its us the customers who are going to pay. It's a pettiness I think that has plagued our Country and we need to get to a point were all the focus and attention is going into the Product and not the Courtroom.
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  13. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    Agreed. I'd rather see them spending their money on improving and developing new products than on lawsuits.
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  14. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Amen to that. The litigation is getting old, and the only people really winning are the lawyers. And of course it is the lawyers convincing the executives to take it to court in the first place.
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  15. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog Moderator

    If all agreed we'll start shipping out all Lawyers tomorrow :D Can we go a head and extend this to Politicians as well? Just a thought

    AntimonyER your not very far from my neck of the woods. I'm a bit more east and south than you
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  16. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Yeah? I work in Sav.
  17. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog Moderator

    I used to live in Savannah over by Memorial Off of Waters. I did plumbing work back then. Oh the good ole days :D took the wife there a couple of years ago I was amazed at how much I still remembered.
  18. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    This, I don't believe.

    Steve Jobs said, his own words, that he was out to bury Android in a thermonuclear legal battle. No one put him up to it.

    Larry Ellison, ceo of Oracle, has been pushing for the need to have all Americans get a special identity card, that will allow all government agencies to access your profile - driving record, court records, law enforcement records, tax records, the list goes on and on. And after being shot down twice, 9/11 happened and he won't go away.

    Why?

    Because he has already worked out the data models for an Oracle database that will make him and his company a protected national resource. The man is sick.

    So, Android gains in popularity, and Google potentially has many records on you. What do you think Larry Ellison is after, really? Why was his first lawsuit for more than Google could ever pay?

    Evil men exist.

    Sometimes, only the lawyers can save us from them.

    Yeah, sometimes marriage can do that to your memory. ;) :D
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  19. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

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  20. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    ^
    Thanks. Very informative article when you also read the links included within it.
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  21. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

    TBH I thought the US Govt and its agencies could already do all that. ID card would just make things easier for them?
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  22. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    In addition to wonderful inefficiencies, a lot of information sharing requires administrative paperwork showing cause and even a court order in some cases.

    The United States of Oracle would cure that.
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  23. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Yeah, I see your point about who is driving it, but considering the lack of significant judgements, I believe my statement about who is really benefiting still holds.
  24. mrspeedmaster

    mrspeedmaster Well-Known Member

    The trial is pretty fascinating.

    Lots of news coming out.

    E.G. Number of Tablets sold, Revenues. I was totally surprise that iOS ad revenues pretty much funds Android's development. It is staggeringly off vis-a-vis the touted 850,000 daily android activations. You figure Android would bring in more money since it has an app-store and the google play (music/books/movies). Yet, iOS ad revenues in just web ads is staggering.

    Kindle fire does nothing for Google since Amazon's silk browser strips and blocks google ads.

    First Android revenue numbers revealed: $278.1m in 2010, iPhone more lucrative | The Verge
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