Latest court ruling states Oracle can be granted copyright protection for its Java APIs, opening up a legal precedent that could affect the thousands of APIs out there.
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The structure, sequence and organisation of the 37 Java APIs in question during the Oracle v. Google trial are not copyrightable, according to Judge William Alsup in his ruling on Thursday afternoon.
Over the weekend, lawyers for both Oracle and Google filed several motions that could either speed up the case at the US District Court of Northern California, or plunge it into a much longer, messier trial.
While Google is trying to move for a mistrial for the copyrights segment of its legal battle over Java APIs with Oracle, it's time to move full steam ahead to the next round.
The highest court in the European Union issued a ruling on Wednesday, essentially declaring that programming languages are not copyrightable.
The decisions made by the Android team at Google — going as far back as 2005 — continue to come under question in the Oracle-Google trial.
Google's senior vice president of mobile, Andy Rubin, took the stand on Monday afternoon during the ongoing intellectual property trial between Google and Oracle.
Google CEO Larry Page returned to a San Francisco court to take the stand as a witness in the legal battle between Google and Oracle over patents and copyrights related to Java.
Google CEO Larry Page evades questioning from Oracle's legal team over how much knowledge he had in regards to discussions about Java licensing.
Google and Oracle are set to go to trial two weeks from today now that a last-ditch attempt at a settlement has failed.
HTC has won a temporary injunction against the German patent licensing firm IPCom, forcing it to stop threatening retailers with legal action for stocking HTC's 3G-capable products.The Taiwanese manufacturer said on Friday that IPCom's threats were "unjustified".
The launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been given the go-ahead today after the High Court of Australia ruled that it would not hear Apple's application for special leave to reinstate the ban on the controversial tablet.
The Federal Court of Australia has overturned the preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in a stunning verdict read to the Federal Court this afternoon.
The US mobile network operator Verizon Wireless has stepped into the legal battle between Apple and Samsung, asking a Californian court not to ban Samsung's 4G Android devices over alleged patent infringement.In July, Apple filed with the US District Court for the Northern District of California for a preliminary injunction against Samsung's Galaxy S 4G, Infuse 4G and Droid Charge smartphones, as well as its Galaxy Tab 10.
Andy Rubin, head of mobile at Google, is not high-powered enough to negotiate a deal to end Oracle's patent lawsuit against the Android backer, a court has heard
A Düsseldorf district court has granted iPad maker Apple a preliminary injunction against the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 across almost all of the EU, including the UK
The ongoing volley of court filings between Oracle and Google continues, and it's clear that the software giant wants billions of dollars in Android damages. When you examine some of the moving parts, Oracle looks like it may just get what it wants.
The tech giants have asked a court to invalidate the geolocation patent, which has been used by GeoTag to sue customers that use the Bing and Google Maps mapping services
The legal battle between Sony and LG hots up as a legal injunction comes into force banning the importation of the PS3 games console into Europe.
The ongoing case of Oracle versus Google will go ahead following a judge's decision to deny Google's request that it be summarily dismissed
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