REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. (
for patent and copyright infringement related to the Android operating system, according to published media reports.
Oracle claims Google's Android OS infringes the Java technology it acquired when the
, according to the
Seen as one of the
, Java is widely used for developing application software, particularly in areas such as smartphones.
Oracle's complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges that Android contains Java applications and other technology, according to the
report. The software maker claims that this infringes on one or more parts of seven different patents, and also claims that Android infringes its Java copyrights.
Oracle's claims come at a time when Google is enjoying growing demand for its mobile OS.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt recently explained that
Earlier this month research firm the
also released figures showing that Android had overtaken RIM as the most popular OS on U.S. smartphones.
Google has not yet responded to
request for comment on this story.
-- Reported by James Rogers in New York
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