Judgement on Oracle’s case against Google concerning its use of its Java API threatened more legal maneuvering to ensure Google Android does not damage Java. With experts encouraging Oracle to drop its case, Oracle finds little interest in making amends with Google. Android using the Java API
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Google scored a victory over Oracle in this closely watched intellectual property case involving Oracle’s Java patents. But there’s more to come in this case, pending a federal court judge ruling that may come as early as next week.
In the coming week, as noted in a Bloomberg report, U.S. District Judge William Alsup is expected to weigh in on whether Oracle’s Java APIs can be copyrighted. Earlier this month, a jury issued a verdict during the first phase of the trial, finding Google had infringed on Oracle’s copyrights. But the jury was deadlocked on whether the case involved “fair use” of the Java technology and Judge Alsup is expected to rule on whether Google will be entitled to a new copyright trial.
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