In Pictures: The fierce battle for intellectual property

Microsoft, Motorola, Oracle and Google, Facebook and many others are fighting for a piece of righteous intellectual property pie

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Oracle's intellectual property lawsuit against Google over the Android mobile OS will go to trial this month in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Oracle sued Google in August 2010, alleging that Android was in violation intellectual property Oracle holds on Java, the open-source programming language. Google has denied wrongdoing, saying that Android is a "clean room" implementation of Java that doesn't violate Oracle's rights. Image shows status of all patent reexaminations in Oracle v Google as reported in Dec. 7 court filing.

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