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, [...]
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 [...]
The smackdown against Oracle in the courtroom continues. It was only last week that victory sided with Google, after the judge who presided over the case didn’t find Google guilty of infringing Oracle’s patents. What the public didn’t know is that the same judge apparently had ordered Oracle to pay for Google’s legal fees!
Perhaps Oracle should heed the old adage that says ‘if at first you don’t succeed in getting that $6 billion settlement from Google, you should refrain from trying it out again and again’ – especially at the risk of ticking off Judge William Alsup, which Oracle seems to have successfully done. The judge, who lectured Oracle for wasting [...]
Google’s Android mobile operating system is being targeted by various competing companies in different patent-based lawsuits, with Oracle being one of them. But it looks like Google managed to score one more important victory in this particular legal battle, in a lawsuit we have been following for quite some time.
Judge William Alsup ruled yesterday that Oracle Java APIs elements are not copyrightable, which means Android is in the clear and Oracle is not likely to see the big payout it was hoping for. This is the second important victory for Google in a matter of days, as only last week the jury of the Oracle vs Google case decided that [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Well, who can honestly say that they didn’t see this one coming? In the case of Oracle vs Java, the jury has returned a mixed verdict that will not please either of the sides. Although the jury has found Google to be in the wrong by infringing Oracle-owned Java copyrights, a unanimous decision couldn’t be reached on whether Google’s use of the Java APIs can be considered ‘fair use’ or not.
Judge William Alsup, who oversees the case, said that the jury’s decision to fault Google’s use of the nine lines of the “rangeCheck” code (which are identical to Java code) will be of little help in determining the victor if it fails to conclude on the issue of fair use. Since [...]
Phase 1: Copyright of the Oracle vs Google trial has ended yesterday with the closing arguments of both parties. After two weeks of intense court battle, it looks like this one could go either way, as both sides have made compelling arguments to support their claims. If you’re interested in learning further details regarding the lawsuit, you should read our timeline of the Oracle vs Google trial. What follows is a summary of the closing statements made by Oracle and Google attorneys.Oracle: Google stole 37 of the Java APIs
The closing statement for Oracle, made by attorney Michael Jacobs, highlights that the email exchanges between Eric Schmidt, Andy Rubin, and Tim Lindholm [...]
Here at Android Authority, we’ve covered every move that preceded the beginning of the Google vs Oracle trial. But we never knew how much new info we’ll be able to find out about Android, Google, and Oracle from this high profile legal battle. As we don’t want to bore you with technical details and such, here’s a timeline of the trial, marking every important statement by lawyers on both sides, as well as witness testimonies. Let’s get on with it, shall we?
April 17: Oracle’s opening statement did not surprise anyone, as Google was accused of knowingly breaking Oracle’s intellectual properties regarding the Java language. According to a 2005 email from Andy Rubin to Larry [...]
The Google-Oracle trial that started more than a week ago after the two companies failed to reach a settlement over patent infringement claims is not only a legal titans’ clash with a very good chance of financially hurting Larry Page’s search giant, but also an information gold mine for us technology enthusiasts.
A slew of inside details about Google and Android are being revealed as proof in the legal battle and the most recent and interesting information leaked to the general public sheds some light on Android revenue numbers. As you might already know, Google has always been reluctant to announce exactly how much money is Android bringing in every year, which [...]