Everyone by now has seen yesterday’s news that Oracle sued Google over alledged patent infringements relating to Android. I thought “OK, interesting”, and went on with other more pressing tasks at hand. Then I got pinged by someone asking if I was the inventor of 2 of the 7 patents Oracle cited in the lawsuit. I perked up and checked out the complaint itself, and there they are, black ink on white paper, two of my patents listed as No.1 and No.2 in the lawsuit:
- #6,125,447: Protection domains to provide security in a computer system (filed Dec 11, 1997, issued Sep 26, 2000)
- #6,192,476: Controlling access to a resource (filed Dec 11, 1997, issued Feb 20, 2001)
So I was right that this was interesting — especially when one’s decade old patents have starring roles in such a major corporate battle!
Posted by: lgong