Google's use of Java APIs in Android has been the subject of a long-running legal dispute with Oracle. Larry Ellison's team believes Google needs to pay up for exploiting Oracle IP and has pursued that line of reasoning in the courts, arguing multiple counts of patent infringement. Finding little success on that front, Oracle's case has since refocused around a contention of copyright infringement, which forms the crux of the company's argument in the April trial scheduled to resolve the dispute.
The companies will go to court next month
Oracle has been ordered to pay Google $1,130,350 in legal costs following the failure of its long-running Android patent and copyright infringement lawsuit.
Google discloses paid bloggers and journalists, says Stanford professor Mark Lemley is outside counsel
Google has followed up with a judge's order to disclose anyone it might have paid to influence coverage of its trial against Oracle, and the list includes well-known Stanford professor Mark Lemley, who is often quoted without mentioning his relationship to Google.
Judge William Alsup has asked Google once again to reveal all of the journalists or bloggers it has compensated that could have commented on Oracle v. Google, finding that the company "failed to comply" with its original response.
In the wake of Oracle's failed infringement lawsuit against Google, the search giant has formally requested Oracle reimburse it for over $4 million in costs incurred during the trial for documents, copying, and expert witness testimony.
Today Oracle decided to forego any statutory damages from Google for the two counts of code copying the search giant was found to have committed in its creation of Android.
Juge William Alsup ruled that the structure, sequence, and organization of 37 Java APIs were not covered under copyright law, wiping out Oracle's best hope at damages in its infringement case against Google.
The jury has returned a verdict in the patent phase of the Oracle vs. Google infringement trial, finding that Google did not infringe upon Oracle's patents in the creation of Android.
The jury in the Oracle vs. Google trial began its second week of deliberations in the patent phase of the case today, with the remaining 10 jurors continuing to struggle with the technical nuances of the patent claims in play.
Oracle and Google have come to a joint agreement that will have prevent any copyright damage issues going to the jury in this trial, instead delaying the decision until Judge Alsup rules on whether the APIs can be copyrighted in the first place.
The Oracle vs. Google infringement trial took yet another strange turn today, with Oracle counsel David Boies making an offer to the judge that could see the damages phase of the trial delayed for a week, if it happens at all.
Google and Oracle's attorneys gave their closing arguments in the patent phase of the Android infringement trial, but not before a juror was dismissed due to a mishap with their vehicle.
Judge Alsup ruled that Google was guilty of an additional count of copyright infringement today, as both Oracle and Google struggled to find a way to shorten the ongoing trial.
This morning in the Oracle vs. Google case, Google told the court it would be filing a motion to drop the damages phase of the trial, a move that Judge William Alsup seemed willing to consider.
Conflicting video left some minor questions about the veracity of Andy Rubin's testimony while Oracle made its patent infringement case in the Oracle vs. Google trial today.
The jury in the Oracle vs. Google trial couldn't decide whether Google's infringement of the Java APIs was covered under fair use, but Judge William Alsup denied Oracle's request to rule on the matter himself.
The Oracle vs. Google infringement trial has moved on to the patent phase, with attorneys for both companies laying out their arguments.
After taking the weekend to think things over, the jury in the Oracle vs. Google trial has officially arrived at the same conclusion it floated Friday: it is deadlocked on one of the four questions it needs to answer in the copyright phase of the trial, but not before finding Google guilty of infringement in its partial verdict.
Oracle vs. Google deliberations temporarily halted after juror is accused of discussing case over weekend
Deliberations in the Oracle vs. Google trial came to a halt after a juror was accused of discussing the case over the weekend with her husband.
The jury in the Oracle vs. Google infringement case reached a partial verdict, coming to a unanimous decision on all but one of the four questions it needs to decide. Rather than accepting a partial verdict, however, Judge Alsup instructed the jury to think about the case over the weekend and continue deliberations on Monday.
A juror from the Oracle vs. Google jury has asked how they should proceed if the jury can't come to a unanimous decision.
After almost two full weeks of testimony, the copyright phase of the Oracle vs. Google infringement trial wrapped up with both sides presenting their closing arguments.
Google and Oracle both rest their cases today in the Java / Android legal dispute, with Oracle CFO Safra Catz the last witness to take the stand.