Oracle has been dealt a blow in its ongoing patent infringement case against Google.
Late last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected several of the claims in a patent that Oracle has cited in its infringement case against the search giant. According to Groklaw, which obtained the notice, 17 of the 21 claims in Patent No. 6,192,476 have been rejected by the USPTO, following a re-examination the agency conducted earlier this year.
The patent, called "Controlling access to a resource," describes how a so-called "principal" calls for access on a software … Read more