Google Shuts Down Google News In Spain In Response To New Spanish Intellectual Property Law

Google recently announced that it will close its Google News service in Spain as a result of a new Spanish law, saying the Internet had created “tremendous opportunities but also real challenges for publishers as competition both for readers’ attention and for advertising Euros increased”. “This new legislation requires every Spanish publication to charge services like Google…

LG, Google ink 10-year patent deal

LG Electronics signed a long-term cross-license deal with Google which covers patents on a “broad range of products and technologies” that already exist and will be filed in the next 10 years, the two firms said in a joint statement. “LG values its relationship with Google, and this agreement underscores both companies’ commitment to developing…

Oracle’s Legal Victory against Google Inc

Google’s Android operating system is the world’s best-selling Smartphone platform. Oracle sued Google in 2010, claiming that Google had improperly incorporated parts of Java into Android. Oracle is seeking roughly $1 billion on its copyright claims. Recently, U.S court decided that Oracle could copyright parts of Java Programming language, which Google used to design its…