How Oracle might kill Google’s Android and software patents all at once

Another major war is exploding in the tech world, but alliances have shifted in interesting enough ways to ensure that this will be one of the most fascinating events ever to hit the technology world.
At issue is Oracle’s patent lawsuit against Google’s Android. Unless you look closely, this might sound like either a run of the mill patent shakedown or just an infringement case where Google will have to pay lots of money.

It’s far more interesting than that.

Pay attention to the man behind the curtain

Think of Apple’s recent skirmishes with Adobe or HTC: media wonks always like to personify the company as the corporate representation of Steve Jobs, turning every engineering decision or intellectual property issue into simply a flippant or arrogant grudge maintained by the biggest personality in the tech world.

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