Google Wins Oracle in the Java Case #Googacle
The jury in Oracle’s patent case against Google delivered a unanimous verdict in favor of the search giant today, exonerating Google’s use of Java in Android and dashing Oracle’s dreams of millions of dollars in damages.
The trial was supposed to have three phases: copyright, patents and then damages. The jury delivered a partial verdict in the copyright phase, which means the decision to award damages in the copyright phase comes down to the judge, William Alsup. There will be no phase three and the trial, for all intents and purposes, is over.
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Both parties had statements prepared at the conclusion of the proceedings.
“Oracle presented overwhelming evidence at trial that Google knew it would fragment and damage Java. We plan to continue to defend and uphold Java’s core write once run anywhere principle and ensure it is protected for the nine million Java developers and the community that depend on Java compatibility,” Oracle said in a statement.
Google’s response touted the verdict not just as a win for Google, but a win for Android and its vast ecosystem.
“Today’s jury verdict that Android does not infringe Oracle’s patents was a victory not just for Google but the entire Android ecosystem,” Google stated.