And the winner is.... GOOOOOOOOOOOGLE
Written by Owen Ross on 22 May 2012« Return to Reading Room
But the jury could not decide whether or not the use of the APIs was fair use. It seemed after the Jurors had spoken with the press after the case that they were split 9-3 on the matter. Google have since filed for a mistrial which has yet to be decided.
More recently, in Oracle's patent claim the jury ruled that Google did not infringe Oracle's patents with regard to the use of the APIs on android technology.
When Oracle initially took this case there original claim was in the region of $6 billion. Over the past two years Oracle have realised that their claim is worth less than a billion and damage expectations have been lowered. Oracle who were initially been seeking an account of profits from Google but may now only be left with nothing but the worldâ€™s largest legal bill.
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