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Google Trial May Only Net Oracle $150,000

Earlier this week we brought you news that the jury that was deciding the first part – the copyright phase – of the ongoing trial between Oracle and Google had returned a peculiar verdict: they ruled that Google’s use of Java in the creation of Android did constitute infringement of Oracle’s intellectual property, but deadlocked on the question of whether …

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Oracle’s Bid for Fair Use Ruling Shot Down

It was recently reported that the jury in Oracle’s case against Google for copyright infringement found that search giant did violate Java copyrights, but likewise were undecided on whether or not the manipulation of the Java APIs in question should be considered fair use. Oracle’s legal team requested that presiding Judge William Alsup rule on the question as a matter …

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Google Found Partially Guilty in Oracle Case

On Friday it appeared as if the jury in Oracle’s case against Google regarding copyright infringement was possibly deadlocked, due to a potential disagreement surrounding the concept of de minimis copying of protected content. Basically, this would mean the jury has yet to come to a decision regarding Google’s minimal copying of the 37 Java APIs used when developing Android. …

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Google Updates Eclipse Plugin With More APIs

Eclipse is a great software development environment that’s heavily supported through the use of plugins. One of those plugins comes from Google that helps with the development of Cloud SQL and Google APIs. They’ve recently updated the plugin with two new features that are sure to be a big help to developers. The two features added to the plugin include …

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Jury in Google vs. Oracle Case Possibly Deadlocked

It would appear that the jury in Oracle’s case against Google regarding copyright infringement is possibly deadlocked, according to The Verge, due to a potential disagreement surrounding the concept of de minimis copying of protected content. Basically, this would mean the jury has yet to come to a decision regarding Google’s minimal copying of the 37 Java APIs used when …

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Oracle Seeks $777 Million from SAP in Retrial

Back in 2010, a jury awarded Oracle $1.3 billion in damages in a copyright infringement case involving business management software company SAP’s illegal downloading and resale of Oracle software. Basically, SAP was using a company called TomorrowNow to access Oracle databases with former Oracle customer info, downloading copyrighted content, and then reselling it to Oracle customers for half the price. …

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Google, Oracle Trial Winding Down

The trial of Oracle’s lawsuit against Google, who is suing over patent infringement regarding the use of Java in the building the Android OS, finally commenced roughly two weeks ago – 18 months after Oracle’s initial complaint – and now the closing arguments of the first phase of the court proceedings were winding down this morning, with Oracle asserting that …

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Eric Schmidt Testifies About Google’s Use of Java

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt was in court yesterday defending Google’s use of Java in its development of Android. The trial, which is in its seventh day, is over whether Google illegally used Oracle’s intellectual property when it used Java to develop the Android smartphone operating system. In his testimony yesterday Schmidt said that Android was based on a “clean …

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Oracle Wins Java Patent Claim

In the heat of Oracle’s court battle with Google concerning copyright infringement, the owner of the open-source Java programming language saw a small victory on April 19th, when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office confirmed a previously rejected Java patent. In the ongoing case, Oracle seeks to to prove that the manipulation of Java APIs, a practice Google utilized while …

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Google’s Larry Page Evasive with Oracle Attorney

It was recently reported that Oracle CEO Larry Ellison seemed a bit confused while answering questions from Google’s legal team, while on the stand during the Oracle/Java, Google/Android trial that commenced this week – and when it was Google CEO Larry Page’s turn, his demeanor was reportedly more elusive than confused. After an hour of exhaustive questioning, Page finally admitted …

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Oracle Contends Google was Aware it Needed to License Java APIs

Google’s trial against Oracle, who is suing over patent infringement regarding the use of Java in building the Android OS, finally commenced yesterday – 18 months after Oracle’s initial complaint, with Oracle submitting its opening statements. While the main point of contention is whether or not Google violated any copyrights, the trial will be more about whether or not Oracle …

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Google, Oracle Trial Begins Today

With the recent reports of Google and Oracle possibly settling out of court over a Java/Android patent-infringement case coming to and end, the trial begins today, 18 months after Oracle’s initial complaint. To recap, Oracle is suing Google over using Java in developing its Android OS, and seeks damages, which could be in the hundreds of millions of dollars, and …

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