Google Cleared of Violations in Oracle Patent Case
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. The jury involved with the copyright case was unable to determine if Google's use of the Java language APIs was fair use or not, leaving that verdict moot. There are still some loose ends to tie up in the case, including a debate about 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.
Google Exonerated In Java API Case vs. Oracle
A jury today decided that Google's use of 37 Java APIs constitutes "fair use" and does not infringe on Oracles copyrights. The decision caps a two-week trial that saw Oracle once again claim Google stole its Java code when first creating the Android operating system back in 2007 and 2008.
Google to Remove Oracle's Code from Android
Google plans to take Oracle's proprietary Java code out of the Android operating system. Rather than rely on Oracle's Java Development Kit (JDK), Google will switch to the OpenJDK.
Motorola Found to Infringe on MMS Patent
A Delaware jury today said Motorola violated a patent held by Intellectual Ventures. The patent pertains to how multimedia messages function on mobile devices.
Court Blocks Samsung's Attempt to Appeal Apple Ruling
A federal appeals court has shut down Samsung's hopes of overturning a jury verdict that found it guilty of violating Apple's patents. In 2012, a jury found Samsung had willfully violated a number of Apple patents in handsets such as the Galaxy S and S2.
Someone got to the Judge...
Man Im pretty sure that Google could kill babies on national TV during a Superbowl commercial and get away with it.