John Paczkowski

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Google-Oracle Standoff Sends Patent Case to Trial

Their settlement talks in shambles, Oracle and Google will finally head to court to resolve their ongoing intellectual-property dispute.

Though the companies technically have until April 9th to continue negotiations, their differences are evidently so profound that the presiding judge, U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal, feels it would be fruitless to use the extra week. And so he’s concluded the negotiations.

“Despite their diligent efforts and those of their able counsel, the parties have reached an irreconcilable impasse in their settlement discussions,” Grewal said in an order filed Monday. “No further conferences shall be convened.”

So come Monday, April 16, the two companies will square off in court with Google doing its damnedest to defend itself against Oracle’s claims that the Android operating system infringes its Java patents. At stake is potentially billions of dollars in damages and no end of gloating if Oracle should win.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik