In the April publication of Intellectual Property Magazine, Jim Farmer published an article describing litigation between Oracle and Google over Java. Oracle bases it claim on patents acquired from Sun Microsystems. He speculates on the impact of litigation on the open-source community. To view all im+m articles in Intellectual Property Magazine, click here.
The article can be read here: www.immagic.com/eLibrary/ARCHIVES/GENERAL/IMM/I110401F.pdf