Legal Issues

by Mike Masnick

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android, api, java

google, oracle

Boom: Jury Says No Patent Infringement By Google In Oracle Case

from the there-goes-that-one dept

Remember back when Oracle was claiming that Google owed it billions of dollars for infringing on Oracle patents and copyrights? Yeah. Forget that. The jury just said that there's no patent infringement at all and the judge has dismissed the jury. All that's left in this phase of the case is for the judge to make a determination over the copyright issue -- and if he decides APIs cannot be covered by copyright, Oracle will have a complete and total loss. Of course, Oracle will almost certainly appeal, but this case has turned into something of a complete disaster for the company.

Groklaw has the details with "no" answers across the board:

Question 1: has Oracle proved by preponderance of evidence that Google infringed?

Claim 11: not proven
27: no
29: no
39: no
40: no
41: no

Question 2: not proven

1: no
20: no

Question 3: no answer, no response, not applicable.

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    TaCktiX (profile), 23 May 2012 @ 2:24pm


    Stupid Google bringing up legitimate arguments about copyright and patent over-reach. It's all because they support the pirates, the counterfeiters, the terrorists, and every other ne'er-do-well on the planet. That and they had to have paid off the jury and the judge. Obviously the corruption is so deep that everyone here is brainwashed.

    /unnecessary sarc

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