AotA Special Report: Oracle VS Google


“Aww man, you broke my GI Joe, now I’m ticked off.”

What happens when two tech titans go head to head in a federal court room over technology related patents and copyrights? CEO’s going head to head on the stand with engineers and programmers caught in the crossfire!

Mat Lee here joined by our very own and much missed Eric Finkenbiner and Chris Poirier to help you make sense of it all. What’s the purpose of all this seemingly frivolous litigation? Is there even a point to technology patents? Who knows, but one thing is for sure, there’s a ton of news and transcripts to analyze, and being the Android users we are, we decided to have a special discussion dedicated to the Oracle Google lawsuit. I hope you enjoy listening, and remember, share using the social in the upper right and make sure to subscribe to our weekly Android podcast. Keep reading after the break for links to some of the articles and transcripts we discuss. Thanks!

The Verge has been covering this like a hawk, and there was a great interview on the latest episode of All About Android 57 with Matt Macari. For more Oracle versus Google lawsuit goodness, check it out.

Do you remember the very first Google Android phone from back in 2006? Do any of you even remember 2006? My how we’ve come a long way. At least the lawsuit is good for something. A little reminiscing never hurt anyone.

Also while we speak of digging things up from the past, how’s about going through some of Andy Rubin’s old emails. This is a great reminder about how everything we do online is permanent, and could come back to haunt us at any given time.

This is going to go down in history as the Schmidt Defense.

How does the Oracle Google case display the great flaw in our infallible patent system? The SF Gate has a great article all about it.

For all you Court TV buffs, here is a link to a bunch of court transcripts from Oracle vs Google.

For our hyper geek listeners, here is the bit of code that started this whole mess.

919 private static void rangeCheck(int arrayLen, int fromIndex, int toIndex) {
920 if (fromIndex > toIndex)
921 throw new IllegalArgumentException(“fromIndex(” + fromIndex +
922 “) > toIndex(” + toIndex+”)”);
923 if (fromIndex < 0) 924 throw new ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException(fromIndex); 925 if (toIndex > arrayLen)
926 throw new ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException(toIndex);
927 }

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