Google did not breach Oracle patents, a court has found
Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 24/05/2012 14:37
Google did not infringe patents owned by software developer Oracle, a jury in a California court found on Wednesday.
The Silicon Valley giants had fought over whether Google used Oracle's Java programming language in its Android mobile operating system.
Two weeks ago the same jury ruled that Google infringed Oracle's copyright, but could not agree whether Google's actions constituted "fair use".
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Google Cleared of Infringing on Oracle's Java Patents
Google did not infringe on any Oracle patents when it used Java software in the Android operating system, a federal jury said on Wednesday.
The verdict, reached in Federal District Court in San Francisco, leaves Oracle with a relatively small claim of copyright infringement, making it almost certain that the judge will not demand a harsh penalty from Google.
Oracle v. Google: After the jury verdict, what happens next?
The real impact of today's jury verdict in Oracle's long-running and -- as we now know -- overhyped lawsuit against Google means that the case is basically over.
U.S. District Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court of Northern California dismissed the 10 remaining jurors, who served for about a month, and sent them home.