Re: The code is trivial
"If the segment of "copied" code shown in the article is representative of the sorts of claims that Oracle is making, then it shouldn't win. The code is utterly trivial, and obvious to anyone with any insight into what its doing."
You are mixing up copyright and patents. Patents are for inventions, copyright is for expression. Just because something is easy, doesn't mean you can just steal it. Come on, otherwise it should be fine to copy most music and films produced in the last thirty years.
If it's so utterly trivial, do it your bloody self, and don't copy it from someone else.