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Oracle kicks off appeal in Google Android lawsuit

October 4, 2012
When Oracle took Google to court over Android things didn’t turn out so well for it. As you might expect Oracle is not satisfied with an outcome that left them holding a $4 million bill for Google’s court costs. The inevitable appeal has been filed with the United States District Court in California.
 
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Oracle ordered to pay Google $1 million in legal fees

September 5, 2012
The legal saga between Oracle and Google has come to an end, with the judge deciding to throw the book at Oracle and order them to pay for Google's legal fees. Oracle gets $0 and even has to pay Google a million dollars, even as it originally sought $6 billion in patent-related damages.
 
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Google names paid consultants in Oracle patent case, including prominent Stanford law professor

August 28, 2012
Google already submitted their list, although the company continues to insist that "neither it nor its counsel has paid an author, journalist, commentator or blogger to report or comment on any issues in this case." The list includes two categories: current and former Google employees, and individuals who work with organizations that are currently receiving donations from Google.
 
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Judge not satisfied with Google’s non-disclosure of paid commenters, gives August 24 deadline

August 20, 2012
Judge Alsup has said that the court is only asking for a reasonable disclosure, noting how Google earlier claimed that listing everyone would be impossible given the number of bloggers and publications earning from Google's ad network. Google is given until August 24 to submit names.
 
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Florian Mueller listed as the only blogger on the payroll of either Oracle or Google in patent litigation case

August 18, 2012
Prominent patent blogger Florian Mueller, has been named by Oracle as a paid consultant on competition issues. Google, meanwhile, has sought clarification on whether the numerous bloggers and websites that earn from its advertising network should also be included in this list, given that it would be impossible to name them all.
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Judge orders Oracle and Google to disclose if they paid bloggers

August 8, 2012

The lawsuit between Oracle and Google is not yet over, and Judge Alsup orders the two parties to disclose if they paid bloggers or journalists to cover the trial. This may prove important in the next trial, considering that Oracle is planning to appeal Judge Alsup’s verdict.

Here’s the text of the order:

The Court is concerned that the parties and/or counsel herein may have retained or paid print or internet authors, journalists, commentators or bloggers who have and/or may publish comments on the issues in this case. Although proceedings in this matter are almost over, they are not fully over yet and, in any event, the disclosure required by this [...]

 
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Oracle might have to pay $4 million for Google’s legal expenses

July 7, 2012

The Oracle vs Google trial was one of the biggest legal spats in the tech industry in quite a while, with Oracle standing to gain billions of dollars from Google. At least that’s what Oracle wanted us (and the judge) to believe when they filed the lawsuit against Google. Judge Alsup has repeatedly asked Oracle to drastically reduce their damages claims and patent infringement claims, even before the trial started, because he never considered that Oracle deserved to win that much, even if Google did infringe on their intellectual property.

When the trial started, the tides started to quickly turn in Google’s favor, with the judge saying that, if Oracle won, [...]

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Zip, zero, nada: Google to pay nothing to Oracle, as Oracle will try to appeal

June 21, 2012

 

It wasn’t too long ago that quite a few market watchers thought the trial between Oracle and Google will be the end of Android. There’s little to zero chance for anyone to still believe that now, since Google won most of the trial and all the important issues, like the APIs copyrighting issue or the patent infringement allegations.

One of the little things that Google did lose on are those, by now famous, 9 lines of code that were written by a Google employee back when he was working for Sun, and that he thought he could reuse in Android. Still, it was only 9 lines of code out of 15 million, so, as you can imagine, the potential damages that [...]

 
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The verdict is out: Google found not guilty in patent trial with Oracle, copyright battle to continue

May 24, 2012

After what was called “the longest civil trial that I’ve ever been in” by the lawsuit’s judge himself, Google has been found not to infringe on Oracle’s patents by a jury in San Francisco. The ruling sees Google win a major battle in the monstrous legal fight against Oracle, but the war is still far from finished.

The jury needed over a week to deliberate on the patent infringement claims, but, in the end, ruled that Oracle “has not proven by a preponderance of the evidence” that Google infringes claims 11, 27, 29, 39, 40 and 41 of United States Patent Number RE38,104 or claim 1 and 20 of United States Patent Number 6,061,520.

Just as a refresher, patent [...]

 
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Oracle vs. Google heading to a conclusion. Who will be the winner?

May 12, 2012

Here at Android Authority, we’ve been watching closely the unfolding Oracle vs. Google legal drama. Each week of the trial has brought us valuable insight in the inner workings of Android (and Google as a whole). We’ve learned about the early childhood of Android, about how much money Google made from Android, and, in general, about how our favorite operating system came to be.

But the Oracle vs. Google affair is worth scrutinizing for more than just the wealth of inside information that is trickling out of Judge William H. Alsup’s court. The trial has major implications for the future of Android, but also unpredictable consequences for the entire tech [...]

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