So Oracle is suing Google because of patent infringement, right? But I don't understand what Oracle's case is. Google uses Java for the Android but is that violating a patent? I've used Java for a whole bunch of things, including a couple Android apps but I didn't violate a patent, did I? So I am not sure what's going on. Did Google somehow modify Java is some way such that the Java used on Android is different than the Java used everywhere else and did that somehow infringe upon a patent?
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>>Re: Can someone explain to me the the Oracle/Google legal battle?
Oracle first filed suit in August 2010, claiming that Google illegally used seven [copyrighted] Java application programming interfaces that Oracle owns to help build the Android operating system. Google contends that the APIs it uses cannot be copyrighted because doing so would be similar to copyrighting a technique used to perform a task. Legally, techniques are not considered intellectual property.