USPTO rejects 17 out of the 21 claims of the ‘476 patent between Oracle and Google

We all know about the patent war between Apple and all the Android manufacturers but there is another patent war going on between Oracle and Google from a long time. The United States Patents and Trademark office has given Google a great Christmas present in a final rejection of 17 of the 21 claims of the ‘476 patent, including all seven of the patent’s independent claims.

All of the other claims were sent for reexamination except for claim 14 which was the only claim which was in the favor of Oracle in the litigation. As we look at the whole picture right now Oracle does not look in a good state but they have till February 20 2012 for reconsideration or appeal for the final rejection.

Source: Groklaw