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February 2019 Archives

Google and Oracle take dispute to high court

One of California's largest tech companies is asking the Supreme Court to intervene in a copyright dispute. Google and Oracle have been locked for years in a battle over 37 APIs, or application programming interfaces, for the Java language. These APIs are used by software programmers to allow different pieces of code to communicate with one another. It is fairly common for programmers to copy other developers' APIs when writing new software, something that Google did with Java APIs when developing code for its Android mobile operating system.

Patent dispute between clashing tech giants

A patent dispute is moving forward in the Southern District of California between two major technology corporations. The litigation between Apple and Qualcomm hinges on whether the latter's alleged monopoly on chipset technologies for mobile phones led to overpayments by Apple and other equipment manufacturers. Qualcomm has previously faced investigations by the European Union and Korean regulators as well as the Federal Trade Commission, paying billions of dollars in antitrust fines over its licensing process for its patents for mobile chipsets.

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