Google Beats in Oracle Patent Case – Loses Copyright Case

Posted by at 5:43 pm on May 23, 2012

Google was handed a major victory against Oracle in court today when the jury cleared it of all eight counts of patent infringement. Oracle claimed that Google infringed on patents pertaining to the Android platform. Though Google was cleared of patent infringement, it was found guilty of violating Oracle’s copyrights.

When came to the copyright case, the jury was unable to determine if Google’s use of the Java language APIs was fair use or not. There are still some questions in the case, such as whether or not Oracle’s code could be copyrighted at all.

Oracle has yet to say if it will appeal today’s not-guilty verdict in the patent case.

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