Oracle Corp. said Thursday it has filed a patent and copyright-infringement lawsuit against Google Inc.
Oracle said in a statement that Google’s Android system for mobile phones infringes on its patented Java technology.
Google spokesman Andrew Pederson said the company can’t comment because it has not yet reviewed the lawsuit.
In its complaint Oracle said Google’s Android operating system software consists of Java applications and other technology. As such, it infringes on one or more parts of seven different patents - something Google should know, Oracle argues, because it has hired former Sun Java engineers in recent years.
Oracle is seeking an injunction to stop Google from further building and distributing Android, plus higher monetary damages for willful and deliberate infringement.