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Google beats Oracle: Android is ‘Fair Use’

by: John DyeMay 26, 2016
Today, after three days of deliberation, a jury in San Francisco federal court found that Android’s usage of 37 Java APIs is protected by fair use.
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Google back in court today against Oracle, deciding the copyright status of Android APIs

by: Kris CarlonMay 9, 2016
Google and Oracle are heading back to court today, this time to decide the copyright status of the 37 Java APIs used in Android and any potential damages.
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Oracle and Google head into retrial over Java in Android

by: Dan BartramApril 16, 2016
It seems that despite a lengthy meeting to settle the ongoing lawsuit between Google and Oracle concerning the use of certain part of Oracle’s software in Android, the two companies were unable to reach an agreement in the copyright lawsuit.
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Google’s use of Java in Android is worth $9.3 billion, according to Oracle

by: Kris CarlonMarch 29, 2016
Google is being sued by Oracle for $9.3 billion for its use of Java APIs in Android, an internal Oracle report reveals. Not surprisingly, Google is contesting the damages claim.
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Why making $31 billion off Android sucks for Google

by: John DyeJanuary 21, 2016
While investors are cheering, why is Google sulking in the corner with its arms crossed?
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Google has reportedly made $31 billion from Android

by: Derek ScottJanuary 21, 2016
Have you ever stopped to think just how much money something as large as Android generates for Google? Thanks to some leaked numbers, we finally have a good idea.
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Android N doing away with Oracle’s Java APIs, OpenJDK to be the new standard

by: Edgar CervantesDecember 29, 2015
Beginning with the next version of their mobile operating system (Android N), the new standard will be OpenJDK, an open source alternative.
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Supreme Court rejects to hear Google’s appeal in Oracle fight over Android

by: Jimmy WestenbergJune 29, 2015
The Supreme Court has just denied Google's request to appeal from the never-ending Google-Oracle dispute over copyright infringement in Android.
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What percent of a smartphone’s price comes from patent royalties?

by: William Neilson JrJune 1, 2014
The paper, written by WilmerHale intellectual property litigators Joe Mueller and Tim Syrett and Intel Vice President and Associate General Counsel Ann Armstrong, used public information to calculate patent royalty costs. In their book titled The Smartphone Royalty Stack: Surveying Royalty Demands for the Components Within Modern Smartphones, it is noted how a consumer that buys a $400 smartphone will be paying about $120 in patent royalties, or 30% of the total cost.
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Federal Circuit sets off anger in Oracle victory over Google

by: William Neilson JrMay 11, 2014
The ruling now allows software companies copyright over their APIs, the interfaces that programs use to communicate with each other. This decision is disastrous for software developers that want to build on top of APIs. If the APIs are no longer free to use, new services may be forced to start from scratch, making it astronomically more difficult to coordinate between programs.
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