As part of its suit against Google, Oracle accused the search giant of violating seven patents covering Java technology with its Android platform. Five of the patents were dropped from the case upon reexamination by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO).
On April 22, patent No. 5,966,702 was validated by the USPTO and Oracle requested that it be allowed into the case against Google.
Judge William Alsup informed the dueling parties on Wednesday evening that he rejected Oracle's request on the basis that "Oracle offered to dismiss … Read more