Oracle has today announced that it shall be suing internet giant Google over its Android mobile operating system software
Oracle claims that the Android uses Java technology which they say they acquired through the purchase of Sun Microsystems.
According to US reports, an Oracle spokesperson has claimed that that Google has, "knowingly, directly and repeatedly" infringed upon their own intellectual property.
Oracle say that this court case will seek appropriate compensation for their infringement, but have not specified whether they shall be aiming to block the use of Java or simply seek financial compensation.
This lawsuit is Oracle's first attempt to exert its rights over Java since its acquisition of Sun in January this year.
A Google spokesman refused to comment on the subject and stated that the company has not been issued with a copy of the patent and copyright lawsuit as yet.
With Android overtaking the Apple operating system as the most popular mobile OS, iSuppli forecasts that Android will be running on almost 20 per cent of all smartphones in the world by 2012.
Analysts have predicted that Oracle and Google will settle this case by agreeing to license each other's patents.
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